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Tingalavare Kolombo / Navy beans sambhar

This is the first post of July month . I just now realized that I have  many posts to share and there are countless pictures  lying in the folders . Some of the interesting posts that I will be sharing soon are shevai or string hoppers , ponsa idli or jackfruit idli ,bread cheese discs etc .Coming back to  ‘ Tingalavare kolombo’ it is a traditional G.S.B curry which is prepared in most of the Konkani household . I seldom prepare it since my folks are not so very fond of pulses . Amma makes it a point to share the dish with me since I am the only one who likes it at our place . Kolombo is nothing but Sambhar and ‘tingalavaro’ means  navy beans or you may check it  here . This sambhar compliments well with rice , idli , Khotto and shevai .

Recipe adapted from : Amma



Ingredients :

Tingalavaro / Navy beans – 1 cup

Potato – 1 chopped into small cubes

Onion – 1 chopped medium

Tomato – 1 chopped medium

Sambhar powder – 2 tsp

Jaggery – pinch ( optional )

Coriander leaves – 1 sprig ,chopped ( optional )

To season :

Mustard seeds – 1tsp

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Oil or ghee – 1  – 2 tsp

Method :

  1. Wash ,add 2 1/2 cups approx water  and cook tingalvaro until cooked in a pressure cooker along with chopped potatoes .
  2. You may take 2 whistles and simmer it for 20 minutes and then check if it is cooked .
  3. Once cooked , add salt to taste and take a boil .
  4. Cook chopped onions and tomatoes separately for few minutes .
  5. Add sambhar powder , cooked onion and tomato to the tingalavaro .
  6. You may also add tamarind pulp instead of chopped tomatoes .
  7. Add a pinch of jaggery .
  8. Take a boil .
  9. Season with mustard seeds and curry leaves .
  10. Garnish with  coriander leaves .
  11. Serve it hot with rice .





About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.


  1. hi I just saw your navy beans recipe; it looks fantastic but the problem is I tried to find navy beans in local stores in new delhi market ; please tell me what should I call navy beans in hindi so that I can buy them in delhi.

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