Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe-Broad Beans Masala Poriyal
Here is a healthy and wholesome dish made from broad beans which takes only 15 minutes to make. It makes a perfect side dish to go along with sambar or rasam, hot steamed rice which you can serve for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.
Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe is a delicious side dish recipe made with Chikkudukaya also known as Broad beans in English and Sem in Hindi. The Chikkudukaya Vepudu is made with simple and yet delicate flavours from the onion,ginger and garlic sauteed along with tomatoes and simple masala.
Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe is simple to make and is a high fibrous vegetable which helps in Lowering cholesterol.
Broad beans are rich source of folate, iron and zinc and its good to include them in your diet. While choosing broad beans make sure you buy tender beans. They are easier to cut and prepare. If they are a little mature then there is a string on the side of the beans which needs to be discarded before cutting the beans to make Chikkudukaya Vepudu.
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- 250 grams Avarekai (Broad Beans) , cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 1 Tomato , finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
- 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- Salt , to taste
- 1 tablespoon Sunflower Oil , for cooking
How to make Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe-Broad Beans Masala Poriyal
To begin making Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe first wash and cut the beans 1 cm wide. Discard any strings which might be present in the broad beans.
Pressure cook the Chikkudukaya/ Avarakkai/ Broad beans in the pressure cooker along with 2 tablespoons of water and salt for 1 whistle and turn off the heat.
Release the pressure immediately to prevent the Chikkudukaya from getting over cooked and also by releasing the pressure immediately, the broad beans will retain its bright green colours.
Keep a kadai on medium heat and add oil. Then add curry leaves, onions, ginger and garlic and saute until the onions become translucent and soft.
Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and stir for a minute. Add the tomatoes and saute until tomatoes become soft and mushy.
Once the tomatoes have become soft and mushy, add the steamed Chikkudukaya/ Avarakkai/ Broad beans and give it a stir for a couple of minutes until the masala gets well coated into the vegetable.
Check the taste of the Chikkudukaya Vepudu and adjust the salt and spices accordingly. Once done, turn off the heat and transfer the Chikkudukaya Vepudu to a serving bowl.