Kanda Bachhali Koora (కంద బచ్చలి కూర, சேனைக் பச்ஹலி குற, ज़िमी मालाबार पालक ) is a south Indian dish and the style that is shown in this is typical andhra with avva means adding mustard paste to add spice to curry.
Regional Dish: Tamilnadu; Andhra Pradesh; South India.
Cuisine Style: Andhra Pradesh | Cooking Time: 20min | Take with rice | Type curry | Shelf Life : 1 day | Quantity : 4 Servings.
Appx. Nutiritional Values: calcualted for 1 serving ( 2tbsp)
Calories ( 158K cals) , Carbohydrates (40g), Protein (1g), Fat (.5g)
- Elephant Foot (Kanda) 350gms
- Bachhali Koora (Malabar Spinach) Leaves 120gms
- Green Chillies 6
- Ginger 1/4 Piece
- Tamarind Small Gooseberry Size ( make 2tbsp of paste )
- Red Chilli Powder 1/2tsp
- Turmeric Powder 1/8tsp
- Salt to Taste
- Fenugreek Seeds 7 Seeds
- Black Gram 2tsps
- Mustard Seeds 3/4tsp
- Cumin Seeds 3/4tsp
- Oil 3 tsps
- Mustard Seeds 1tsp
- Red Chillies 1
- sesame seeds 1 tsp( optional)
- Wash , kanda and bachhali , cut them in to pieces and pressure cook them to soft consistency and keep a side.
- Heat a pan and add oil to it. When oil is hot add fenugreek seeds and black gram. Fry till the seeds start changing color.
- Then add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Fry till the seeds splutter. Add the ginger-chilli paste and fry for a while.
- Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix well. Add the cooked Kanda and Bachhali and mix well.
- Add some water to the curry and mix. Now add salt to the curry and cook covered on slow flame for 5 minutes.
- While the vegetables are getting cooked let us make AAVA for the curry. AAVA means mustard paste seasoned with red chilli.
- Break a red chilli into small bits. Take 1tsp of mustard seeds in a mortar and pestle.
- Add the red chilli pieces and powder them. When they are coarsely powdered add some water and grind to get a paste.
- A nice aroma of ground mustard fills the space. Remove the cover and add the tamarind paste and AAVA to the curry.
- Cook covered on slow flame for one minute so that all spices get mixed up nicely to flavor the curry.
- Stir once and transfer the curry to a serving bowl serve hot with plain rice.
Other Variants/ Cuisine Style: None.