PULI VITTA KOZHAMBU
Raw banana(Vazhakkai) / Brinjals (Kathrikkai)or Any other similar vegetable (cut into 3 and a half inch cubes)- 2 cups
1 cup Black-eyed beans (Lobia or Van Payaru)
Coconut – 1 tablespoon (optional)
Fresh Coconut oil.- A teaspoon
Tamarind extract - 1 tablespoon
Curry Leaves - a few
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Soak the Black eyed beans overnight. Pressure cook it the next day till it is completely done but mind you it shouldn’t get mashed completely. Only if u keep in between your thumb and forefinger and press hard should it mash.
Cook the Raw banana(Vazhakkai) or Brinjals (Kathrikkai) or whatever vegetable u r using with the curry leaves in tamarind water and when the vegetables are cooked well, add the boiled lobia. Cook together for a while. Add salt.
Dry roast the grated coconut and add it to the Kozhambu, this step is optional.
In the end add a teaspoon of fresh coconut oil.
Hope you enjoy this authentic Kerala Iyer dish.