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Bachali Kura from Indian State Telangana

Bachali kura is a traditional Telangana recipe. A simple curry using malabar

Malabar spinach is a cousin of regular spinach. It is called bachali kura or bachalakura in Telugu. The leaves are slightly thicker than regular palak and has a slightly sticky texture when cooked.


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Bachali Kura

Bachali Kura
Bachali Kura

Course : Main Dish

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time : 10 minutes

Process time : 20 minutes

Total time : 30 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • Malabar spinach - 1 bunch

  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup

  • Onion - 1

  • Tomato - 1

  • Garlic - 3

  • Green chili - 3

  • Curry leaves - 1 string

  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Tamarind paste - 1 tsp

  • Salt - as per taste

Instructions:

  1. Wash the malabar spinach well, chop it and keep aside

  2. In a pressure cooker add washed toor dal, onion, tomato, green chili and chopped malabar spinach, turmeric powder and required water, cook for 4 to 5 whistles

  3. Once the pressure is out, add required salt and tamarind paste, mash it with a masher, keep aside

  4. In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and crushed garlic, sauté them

  5. Pout this tadka into mashed spinach gravy and mix well

  6. Boil it for 10 minutes and serve hot with hot rice or chapati

Pictorial:

toor dal, onion, tomato, green chili & turmeric powder
toor dal, onion, tomato, green chili & turmeric powder

malabar spinach
malabar spinach

tamarind paste
tamarind paste

salt
salt

mash
mash

oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves & crushed garlic
oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves & crushed garlic

tadka into mashed dal
tadka into mashed dal

serve hot
serve hot
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