Feb 6, 2010

MENTHI KURA CHIKKUDUKAYA KURA ( FENUGREEK LEAVES WITH INDIAN BROAD BEANS)

Photobucket

A light green leafy vegetable with little bitter taste and gives a wonderfull aroma all over in your house when you cook with dall or any other vegetable like potato or indian droad beans or you mix it with paratha dough.This aromatic leafy vegetable is a oldest and power full medicinal herb in India wich contains lots of iron and also enriched with minerals like calcium, potassium, rich in C vitamin and K vitamin.According to ayurveda fenugreek leaves are cooling agent, when you soak some leaves in a glass of water for over night and gargle in the morning it prevents mouth ulcers. protect againest cancer and lowring type1 and type 2 diabetes.Consumption of fenugreek leaves helps in digestion abilities and iron deficiency. So try to add this healthy leafy vegetable in your diet at least 2 times a week.

By fresh looking leaves the fresh leaves looks light green color and make sure there are no holes and white lines on the leaves

Wash the fresh leaves under running water for 3-4 times to remove dirt and soil.

Renmove from water and spread the leaves on a kitchen towle for 10 min. then chopp them and use in the cooking.

Now comming to the today s recipe. MENTHI KURA CHIKKUDUKAYA KURA(FENUGREEK LEAVES WITH INDIAN BROAD BEANS) and here is the recipe....

Ingredients:---

Fenugreek leaves -- 1 big bundle or 2 cups chopped(washed and chopped finely)
Indian broad beans--- 250gms cut in to 1/2 inch pieces
Onion --- 1 big finely chopped
Green chilies -- 2 chopped
Ginger and green chilli paste -- 1 tea sp
Oil -- 1 tab sp
Mustard seeds -- 1 tea sp
Urad dal(split black gram) -- 1 tea sp
Cumin seeds -- 1/2 tea sp
Dry red chilies --- 2 broken
Turmeric powder --- 1/2 tea sp
Salt -- 1&1/4 tea sp or to taste
Red chilli powder -- 1/4 tea sp

Photobucket
METHOD:----

  • Clean, wash and chopp fenugreek leaves
  • Tear, open and check Indian broad beans if there are any insects in side and cut in to 1/2 inch pieces and leave a side
  • Peal and chopp onion very finely and cut green chilies in to small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let them popup then add urad dal, cumin seeds and broken dry red chilies and let them fry till nice golden color.
  • Now add chopped onion and green chilies and fry till onion become transparent.
  • Then add ginger and green chili paste, Indian broad bean pieces, salt, turmeric powder mix well and add 1/2 cup water cover with a lid and cook till Indian broad beans are cooked this will take 10 min. time in a low flame or you can cook till all the water is evaporated.
    Photobucket
  • Now add chopped fenugreek leaves, red chili powder mix well and sprinkle 1 tab sp water cover with a lid and cook in a low flame, stir in between till it became semidry curry.
  • You can add 200gms of chopped eggplant pieces also to this curry when you add Indian broad bean pieces for adifferent taste.
enjoy with rice or roti.

30 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

Tempting recipe...nice picture

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - thats a new one...
Looks yum!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That looks superb, good to see a post from you. Hope everything is ok.

meeso said...

Methi is sooooo delicious, I can eat it paired with anything! Beans look nice and healthy :)

Guntur Traditions said...

nice recipe

Sushma Mallya said...

Very healthy and delicious one...

Parita said...

I too posted a fenugreek recipe today :) Methi and broad beans combo is very diff and unique!

kitchen queen said...

yummy dish with a nice click.

Priya said...

Glad to see a delicious kura from u Rekha..

Very new combination for me..looks fantastic..

Gita said...

Nice pictures Rekha...love the combo :)

tasteofsaras said...

Yummy recipe with excellent click:)

Nandini said...

Waaah! It's so healthy and nutritious! If only I could get my hands on the bowl!

Rachana Kothari said...

What a tempting and healthy dish!!!! looks yummy!!!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Chikkudukaya is my fav... Have never tried with Menthi kura aaku... Looks so healthy and perfect with curd rice!!!

ARUNA said...

Good one yaa, i love chikkudukaya and anything with it. Nice pics!

LG said...

Loong time dear no see..Kura chala baga undi, good accompaniment with chapati

Suparna said...

I thinks this is a complete health package recipe :) great presentation and pics. thanks
TC

Anonymous said...

1 chikkudigaya koora, 2- masala dosa , 2 guttu vanka koora, 1 biryani...take away please

Tobiosaurus

Prathibha said...

Nice combo....I m sure methi will complement any vegetable...looks gr8

Divya Kudua said...

Looks really delicious..:)

Usha said...

Looks and sounds yum !

Suma Rajesh said...

woo this is soo tempting and v dont get broad beans here..its been long i had them...urs looks soo tempting..

Jagruti said...

tempting and delicious..love methi..pics are great..

ruchikacooks said...

Nice step by step photos. A new recipe too, I just make poriyals with broad beans.

Tina said...

Nice combination...Looks yummy and great...

Padhu said...

Nice combo .Sure to try
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

Cham said...

Broad beans we have to wait summer to get it! Looks tasty this combo!

Cynthia said...

I just know that this tasted outstanding.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Heard and saw this combo...but never tried and tasted...looks yummy...

Nithu Bala said...

this is very interesting..you have a wonderful space and I'm happy to follow you..when you get time plz. do drop in at my blog too..I've an event for this month..do send entries..