Sunday, July 27, 2014

Carrots-Sweet Potato- Alasande Curry

Carrots Sweet Potato and Alsande  Curry is a gravy dish and we can have them with Plain Rice, Chapatis, Roti, Parotas, Idli and Dosa. Carrots, Sweet potato and cow peas and some spices are used with coconut. Cow Pea is nothing but Alasande in Kannada.

Lets see some benefits of Sweet Potato, Carrots and Alsande. (Red ones).

Alsande (Cow Peas) is a rich source of protein, minerals and vitamins. It lowers the cholesterol level. Rich content of anti oxidants. It is low fat content. Good for diabetes and weight loss diet. I have used the red coloured Cow peas and it is also know as clay cow peas.

Carrots are  with wholesome health benefiting compounds such as beta-carotenes, vitamin A, vitamin C, minerals and anti oxidants in ample amounts. They also compose healthy levels of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium, manganese and phosphorus. they are especially rich in many B-complex groups of vitamins such as folic acid. 

Sweet Potatoes are especially rich in many B-complex groups of vitamins such as folic acid, vitamin B-6. They are good source of vitamin C. which plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion and blood cell formation. It helps to maintain skin;s yourthful elasticity and essential to help us to cope with stress. They contain Vitamin D which helps to immune system and overall health. Sweet potatoes contain iron and good source of magnesium.

Here is a recipe of all these goodies which are full of vitamins, minerals and proteins. It is easy to prepare and I am sure the whole family and all age group will surely enjoy having this curry.

Things Needed : 

Alasande Kalu ( Cow peas) : 1 Cup
Carrots : 2
Sweet Potatoes : 2
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Red chilly powder : 1 Tea spoon
Pepper pods : 4 to 6
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon
Tamarind pulp or lemon : 1 Table spoon
Methi Seeds : 1/4 Tea spoon
Turmeric Powder  : a pinch
Salt : Required
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Oil : 1 Tea spoon
Ingh : a pinch
Curry leaves :  5 to 6
Coriander leaves : 2 Table spoons


 

Method :

1. Wash and pressure cook "Alasande"   with sufficient water. (1/2 Cup will do).

2. Wash and cut carrots and sweet potatoes and remove the outer skin of sweet potatoes. and cut it into small pieces.

3. Grate coconut. Soak tamarind in water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp. Keep it aside.

4. Roast methi seeds, pepper, and jeera on low flame add grated coconut and red chilly powder, grind it nicely. Keep the ground mixture aside.
5. Wash and cut coriander leaves and curry leaves.

6. Keep a pan on the fire. Put oil and heat. Now add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add jeera, ingh and curry leaves.
7. Add cooked carrot and sweet potatoes. Add cooked Alsande and mix it well.

8. Add required water and cook for 5 minutes. (till the vegetables are soft). Add turmeric powder.





9. Add ground coconut mixture and mix it well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add water if required.



10. Add lemon extract and cut coriander leaves and mix it. Shift the curry to a serving bowl and Serve with rice or chapati.

Note :

You can soak Alsande for  6 to 8 hours (over night) and then use it. You can also use more or less chilly. Using pepper pod helps to easy digestion. Adding onions and garlic is purely optional. ( I have not used it).
Time : 40 Minutes
Servings : 4 to 5

2 comments:

  1. Healthy and delicious curry ........love the combo!

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    1. Thanks Sony P for the lovely comment..

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