Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Alsande Be (Black Eyed Beans) Saar Upkari

Saar Upkari is another traditional Konkani dish. Served with plain white rice, Saar Upkari is a comfort food for Konkani 's next to "Dalitoy". Also made with "Kulithu" (Horse Gram), "Kal Chana" (Bengal Gram), "Green Moong" (Mung Beans), it is seasoned with garlic & chillies or with mustard, red chillies & curry leaves. Saar Upkari is always made with dried beans. Some need 2-3 hours soaking while others a little longer.


6 oz Alsande Be (Black eye beans)
4-5 garlic cloves
2-3 dried red chillies (byadgi)
2 green chillies, slit in half
salt to taste

How it's made:

Soak Alsande Be for an hour. (Soaking this particular beans helps in speeding up the cooking process). In a pressure cooker, add enough water to soak the beans & pressure cook until cooked.
Do not discard water that was cooked with beans. Add salt to taste & green chillies. Boil 4-5 minutes. In the meantime, in a "Phanna Davlo" or small skillet pan, heat oil. Add crushed garlic cloves & saute until light brown. Add red chillies & fry to a deeper red. Add seasoning to the cooked beans & stir well.
Serve with plain white rice.

Serves: 4

1 comment:

  1. Its a quick, easy and good recipe. Thanks for the post.