Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chikkudukaaya Curry (Broadbeans Curry)

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As my Husband is on business trip this entire week, I am not cooking anything elaborate these days and so I am preparing simple and easy dishes for me and clearing off the vegetables that I have in fridge.Believe me I am not spending more than half an hour in the kitchen for the entire day.Bread,Dosa(batter I prepared in a huge vessel),simple rice and sabzi,Maggi have become my daily food these days.I am sharing you one such simple chikkudukaaya sabzi that I have prepared recently.Even though it is bit time consuming,it does not require constant attention from us.

This is second entry to WYF-Side dishes by EC of Simple Indian Food.


Ingredients:
250 gms chikkudukaaya/broad beans chopped thin
1 Big onion chopped
2 Tomatoes finely chopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp dhaniya powder
1/2 tsp jeera powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt

For tempering:
1 tbsp Chana dal
1 tsp urad dal
8-10 curry leaves
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp mustard seeds



Method:
Heat Oil in a kadai,crackle mustard seeds and jeera and add chana dal,urad dal,curry leaves and fry until they turn red.
Add chopped onions and fry until golden brown,add chopped tomatoes and fry until it is slight mushy.
Add chopped broad beans/chikkudukaaya and give a good stir and cover it with a plate and pour water over it.keep it in low flame and cook for 15-20 mins giving a stir occasionally(It should be cooked completely with the steam produced by this process,eventhough it is time consuming it adds better taste to the curry).
Add red chilli powder,dhaniya powder,jeera powder,turmeric,salt and mix properly.

serve it hot with rice/roti.

29 comments:

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm, I had this yday... I love to have Chikkudukaya for dhall... So how do you while your time at home (after quick cooking and chores)???

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

By the way, Amarakhand and Aam khand are the same ;)

Prathibha said...

@ramya..thats a very quick reply..These days i m spending more time in blogging...u can even assume that i m dreaming these days abt my blog!!ha ha

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks droolworthy...This is my favourite....Are u from Andhra?

Asha said...

I love this beans but don't get it often here for me. Love the dish, enjoy! :)

Prathibha said...

thank you lubna and asha..:)

Lubna Karim said...

Iam basically from Guntur, Andhra...At present in Bangalore....I stay in Indira Nagar...

Lubna Karim said...

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Ashwini said...

Love Chikadikayi..It has been a while since I have made this. Looks yumm

Vrinda said...

Thank u for the comment and visit Prathibha.I too lov these beans,it taste diff than other beans..

Pooja said...

chikudikaya is one of my favs prathibha..Sad part is i cant get them here..yummy..

A_and_N said...

We hardly cook with these! Both our families don't like this, so never eaten this.

Should try sometime.

Prathibha said...

@ashwini, @pooja thanks for the comments

@vrinda, @ A_and_N thanks for visiting my blog..

Vishali said...

Hey...Chikudukaya curry looks delish! I love this curry but never made after coming to US. We make it with coconut and poppy seeds. Urs looks good.

Deepa Hari said...

Curry looks yum Prathibha....i love chikkudukaya...we don't get fresh ones here.

Lavanya said...

you are killing me with your chikudukay acurry..looks so yummy prathiba..want to have right away :)

Divya Vikram said...

I havent had this bans .Sounds delicious. I too have dosa or noodles for lunch when i am alone. And I hate to cook for myself..

Le @HC said...

Good sidedish. we cook it the same way too. We used to get garden fresh back in india and i used to be bored of it since, chikkudukaaya would be on my table every few days. Miss it now though. :)

Priya Sriram said...

This sabzi looks sooo simple and yummy Prathiba... I hate spending a lot of time in kitchen too.. just because I get tired easily... So this will help me a lot! :)

Pavithra said...

Loved ur chikudukaya curry and prathiba please pick ur award from my blog

Prathibha said...

@vishali, @ deepa, @lavanya @priya, @divya,@ LE...thanks for your comments..

@pavitra Thanks a lot for thinking about me and passing an award...Thanks a lot lol..!!

Madhumathi said...

Yummy and simple broad beans curry..I usually add some grated coconut in the end. I like your spicy version!

Sia said...

sometimes its simple food like this that makes me happy :) lovely recipe!

Prathibha said...

@Madhu even i add grated coconut for the normal french beans palya, but for this beans i do not add..

@sia..Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving those lovely words dear..:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy recipe dear

Gita's Kitchen said...

THis is a different curry for me Prathibha, with tomatoes.. looks colorful and delicious, I should try your curry soon :)

Prathibha said...

thank you shama and gita..

EC said...

That is one healthy side dish with green vegetables...thanks for the entry

prasu said...

Prathiba ur version of chikkudukai curry is good dear.........

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