KALI THORI BHENDI
In my mother tongue, Konkani, Whole Black Pigeon Peas are called "Kali Thori." A " Bhendi" in our cuisine is a spicy coconut-based side dish made with either vegetables or legumes with a distinctive seasoning of garlic.
Kali Thori Bhendi is served as an accompaniment to hot steamed rice.
Today, I have made this dish using just Kali Thori but you can also make it with Mangalore Cucumber ( Magge) or Jackfruit Seeds (Bikkand) as well.
- Kali Thori ( Whole Black Pigeon Peas) , 1 cup
- Coconut Gratings, 1 cup
- Roasted Byadgi Red Chillies, 7- 8 or to taste
- Tamarind, a small marble-sized ball
- Raw Rice, 1 tsp
- Garlic Cloves, 10-12
- Salt, to taste
- Oil, for seasoning, 1 tbsp