Indian Broad Beans, also known as Avarakkai in Tamil / Chikkudukaya in Telugu, is very rich in iron and dietary fibre. In our home we enjoy this bean when it’s served with poriyal (a kind of stir fry), varuval or sambar; I typically take my dish to share with friends who have their own specialities! I make a spicy Andhra style dish that’s perfect for those looking for some heat from the red chilli powder used during cooking.
Chikkudukaya Fry Recipe | How To Make Chikkudukaya Fry
Chikkudukaya Fry is a popular and delicious main course of Andhra Pradesh. Chikkudukaya means Indian broad beans or lima beans and they are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fibre like most other legumes. It doesn’t take much time to cook and is liked by all ages.
First, we prepare the masala powder for this fry. For this, grind chopped coconut, chopped garlic, and fried gram dal to a fine powder and keep it aside.
Now heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
Then add urad dal, red chillies and fry for some time.
Now add chopped onions into it, and let them cook until the onions become transculent.
Then add chopped broad beans (chikkudukaya) and salt and close the lid.
Allow it to cook until the broad beans become tender. Open the lid and mix well.
Now add red chilli powder, masala powder and mix well and switch off the flame.
Your chikkudukaya fry is ready now.
Serve Chikkudukaya Fry with chapati or pulihora.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 110
- % Daily Value *
- Sodium 75mg4%
- Potassium 218mg7%
- Total Carbohydrate 20g7%
- Dietary Fiber 1g4%
- Sugars 2g
- Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.