Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Chikkudukaya Bellam Koora / Chikkudukaya Teepi Koora / Broad Bean Jaggery Curry

Broad Bean Jaggery curry is a combination of sweet and spice. This traditional Andhra recipe is our favorite. My mom used to make it quite often.  The only thing I don't like about this Broad Beans is removing the strings at the ends. Try this delicious and tempting curry.  

40 Broad Beans
2 tablespoons Jaggery
Gooseberry Size Tamarind
1 teaspoon Channa Dal / Bengal Gram
1 teaspoon Urad Dal / Black Gram
1/2 teaspoon Jeera / Cumin Seeds
1/2 teaspoon Mustard
3/4 teaspoon Salt

  1. Cut Jaggery to small pieces. Cut the ends of beans in a way to remove the strings and cut again to small circles.
  2. Boil 3 cups of water with tamarind. Add beans to this tamarind pulp and boil them till soft. (takes 15- 20 mins). Remove tamarind and discard the water.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add channa dal, urad dal, jeera and mustard. Saute till dals turn golden brown. Add Red Chillies and saute for a min.Add beans, saute for 5 mins. 
  4. Now add jaggery and salt and cook till jaggery melts.
  5. Have this curry with Rice or Rotis.