Sunday, 19 January 2014

Alsande Upkari


Alsande in konkani means Cow pea which is a green vegetable jus like the french beans. It is also called Alsande kodu in kannada.As with all the upkaris ,this is a very simple dish which can be had along with rice or chapathi.Upkaris are know to be healthy and very simple to prepare.When had with rice it is best served with daalithoy or Tomato saaru which altogether makes a nice a healthy meal.So lets quickly take a look at the recipe of Alsande Upkari.

2 cups of finely chopped Alsande,
2 teaspoons of scraped coconut(optional for garninshing)
2 byadgi red chillies cut into halves,
half teaspoon of turmeric powder (optional)
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds.
2 teaspoon of cooking oil.

Step1:Heat a round bottom pan or Kayli. Add cooking oil, add mustard seeds , once they splutter,add red chilles(if you want the dish to be spicy you can add 1 or 2 green chilles), optionally add turmeric powder.
Step2: Now add the chopped Alsande. Simmer and close the pan with a lid until the vegetable are cooked.
Step4:Garnish with scraped coconut or soyi and switch off the heat.Alsande Upkari is ready to serve

Serve hot with rice and daalithoy.

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