This is a traditional Konkani preparation. Sukkein usually calls for roasted Urad Dal which lends flavour to the dish. It can be made from a variety of vegetables. Posting a Farmyard Beans and Ridge Gourd one today.
- 200 gms Ridge gourd
- 100 gms Farmyard Beans
- 1/2 of a small coconut
- 10 roasted Byadgi chillies
- 1 heaped tsp Tamarind paste
- 2 heaped tsps urad dal/ Black gram dal
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil to roast the urad dal
- 3 tbsps coconut oil for the seasoning
- 1 heaped tsp mustard
- Jaggery as per requirement
Deskin the ridge gourd and chop it into bite sized pieces. One can make a chutney from the peel, so do not discard. String and chop the farm yard beans into one inch long pieces. Heat oil. Drop in the mustard and after it splutters add the farm yard beans, salt and half a glass of water. When three fourth done add the ridge gourd and cook till done. Roast the urad dal in half a tsp of coconut oil to a rich golden brown. Grind the coconut, roasted red chillies, tamarind paste and the roasted urad dal to a coarse paste. Tip it into the cooked vegetables. Add jaggery and adjust salt. Cook till it reaches a semi solid consistency. Serve with rice or Roti.
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