Sunday, July 4, 2010

Chikkudukaya kura

Chikkuddukaya or flat beans in English are one of those vegetables that are green and nutritious. Probably on every Andhraite’s fav list, this is a simple curry.

Preparation time: 20-30 mins

Serves: 2


Flat beans (Chikkuddukaya) ½ kg
Refined cooking oil 4tsps
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Cumin seeds (jeera) 1tsp
Black gram (urda dal/uddipappu) 1tsp
Curry leaves 4-5
Green chillies 2
Salt to taste

Fresh coriander and fresh and grated coconut garnish


Wash and cut the flat beans. Remove the fibrous string while cutting.

In a pan/kadai (bandli/mookudu), heat oil. Add mustard seeds and as they pop, add cumin seeds, black gram, curry leaves, green chillies.

As the tempering is done, add the flat beans and sauté. Add salt to taste, required water, cover and leave to cook on medium heat for around 15 mins.

Once the beans are cooked the curry is done. Garnish with fresh coriander and fresh and grated coconut before serving.(While coconut is used in Karnataka, Andhraites prefer the curry without it)

Chikkudukaya curry is a traditional rice supplement but does make a good combo with phulkas too.

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