Mar 4, 2017

Chikkudukaya Velluli Karam Kura - Indian Broad Beans Stir Fry With Garlic Flavor

My second recipe under Stir fries for this week is a seasonal vegetable. Which is very much available in winter and very popular in Andhra cuisine. Chikkudu kaya we make a few verities of curries and stir fries with this vegetable.  Usually we make this stir fry with plain rice and dal or sambar.   
Broad beans are rich sources of vitamin A and C it helps in bone development. It helps to maintain the blood presure, and helps to control the cholesterol levels and many more health benefits. 

Chikkudu kayalu  ---  250 gms
Turmeric powder   --- 1/4 tea sp
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder  ----  1 tea sp
For seasoning:-----
Oil  --- 1 tab sp
Mustard seeds  ---  1/2 tea sp
Urad dal   ---  1 tea sp
Cumin seeds  --- 1/2 tea sp
Dry red chillies  -- 2 broken
Garlic --- 12 crushed
Curry leaves one spring
1. Wash and tare the chikkudu kayalu one in to four pieces.
2. Add salt, turmeric powder and cook till soft remove from heat,drain the water and set a side.
3. Now heat oil in a frying pan add mustard seeds let them splutter then add urad dall, broken red chillies, crushed garlic, cumin seeds, curry leaves fry for a while then add boiled chikkudukayalu stir fry for five minutes.
Serve with plain rice rasam or with rice, dal  as a side dish.

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Mar 3, 2017

Dondakaya Ullikaram Kura - Ivy Gourd Stir fry with onion and coconut

This small green lovely vegetable is all time favorite in my home. Recently I came to know that is vegetable is good for diabetic patients. It helps to normalize the blood sugar levels. It prevents kidney stones because this small vegetable is rich in Calcium.   
                       Dondakaya -- Ivy gourd or Gherkins in English, this is a popular vegetable in India. It is eaten as a side dish by stir frying or stuffed it with masala and saute or as a chutney (dipping). this small green colored vegetable is rich in beta-carotene.we make some delicious stir fry dishes with different flavours.This Ivy gourd stir fries are good combination for rice and dal.

dondakaya kura INGREDIENTS:---
Ivy gourd -- 1/2 kg(500 gms)
Oil --- 1 tab sp
Garlic cloves --- 5 crushed
Mustard seeds -- 1/2 tea sp
Urad dal --- 1 tea sp
Cumin seeds -- 1/2 teasp
Curry leaves -- 1 spring
Salt -- 1 teasp
Turmeric powder --1/4 tea sp
For Masala:--
Onion  -- 1 big cut in to cubes
Garlic   -- 5 cloves
Dry coconut  --- 1 tab sp
Red chilli powder  --- 1 tea sp
Grind all masala ingredients in to a coarse paste and set a side.
1.Wash tindora and remove the tip and tail and cut in to length wise peaces,each gourd will cut in to 6 long peaces.
2.Cook them in 1/2cup water and turmeric,salt to taste cook till tender. Strain if any extra water and set a side,
3. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let them pop up then add cumin seeds,uard dal,curry leaves now add cooked tindora stir for 5 minuites
4. After 5minutes add ground masala stir for 3-4 minutes or fry till aroma comes out.