Friday, May 15, 2009

Keerla sukke

Sukke is a dry coconut based dish that is served as a side with daliythoy and rice.
This dish can be prepared with various vegetables using the same masala. Other well known dishes using this masala is alambe( mushroom), cauliflower + batata and ( okra)benda sukke.

keerlu/bambo shoots - 2 cups, finely chopped
Onion- 2 large, finely chopped
coconut - 1/2 cup
Red Chillies - 6-8
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - for frying

In a pan, roast red chillies, urad dal and coriander seeds with 1/2 tsp oil. Add coconut and allow to roast a little. cool and gring along with turmeric powder and salt.
Heat a kadai,add oil and season with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add onions and saute till they are translucent and add bambo shoot pieces. Add the ground masala and salt. Bring to boil and simmer on a low flame till water completely evaporates. Serve.

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