Sundals are no big deal and usually, the simpler kept the better – I used frozen Lima beans – I believe it is mochakottai in Tamil.
2 bags of frozen lima beans or 2 cups of fresh lima beans
1/4 cup of fresh grated or frozen grated coconut
Steam cook frozen pack in microwave (or)
fresh beans on stove top with just enough water covering the beans
Beans should be green and tender – this may require tweaking amount of water used to steam. Add the required amount of salt to the water. The trick is not not allow the beans to get dry and hard! Besides from a taste point of view, you all lose all the goodness of the bean by overcooking to dryness! Sprinkle coconut over tender beans and stir for a couple of minutes
Slightly dry roast the coconut.
Tadka with 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds
2 dry red cayenne peppers
a pinch of asafoetida and
a few curry leaves.