As I mentioned earlier, Black eyed Beans are my favourite. Made a Koddel today. A Koddel is a traditional Konkani preparation wherein either lentils or vegetables in coconut gravy are seasoned with garlic. Though the garlic is usually crushed with the skin on, I prefer mine without the skin. Goes well with Rice or Chapati.
- 200 gms Black Eyed Beans
- 1/2 of a large coconut
- 12 roasted Byadgi chillies
- 1 heaped tsp Tamarind paste
- 25 cloves of Garlic crushed
- 2 tbsps Coconut oil or oil of choice
Wash and pressure cook the Black eyed Beans till done. Grind the coconut, roasted red chillies and tamarind to a smooth paste and pour it into the cooked Beans. Add salt and boil well. Heat oil in a pan. Add the garlic and roast to a rich brown. Tip it into the boiling Koddel. Simmer for a minute and then cover and keep aside for about half an hour for the flavours to infuse before serving.