Broad beans aka Chikkudu kaya is my all time favorite in Beans family. As a kid mom used to just steam these in cooker along with turmeric and salt and would serve them hot in a bowl as a snack. They were very delicious and we could finish the whole bowl without any complaints. These Indian Broad Beans are fiber rich and filled with loads of protein. I am sure kids who wouldn't love to eat steamed/boiled beans would definitely love these boiled or steamed broad beans( chikkudukaya ) for its texture and the firm plump beans( pods ) inside. Pairing broad beans with some juicy vine ripe tomatoes is something new to me as i have never cooked green beans with tomatoes.

My sister( recipe from her MIL ) asked me cook broad beans along with fresh plump juicy tomatoes and soon this Chikkudukaya Tomato curry became an instant hit in our house. And the best part it tastes so good with both rice and chapathis and its very low in fat( very little oil goes a long way in this curry!! ).This Broad Beans Tomato Curry( Chikkudakaya Tomato Curry ) is so easy and the cooking time is just one whistle away!( 5 mins ). The sourness from the tomatoes makes it extra special and i would love to add some Lima Beans / Frozen Corn for extra boost of protein.

  • 2 cups broad beans chopped into 2 inches
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes
  • A fistful frozen lima beans
  • A fistful frozen corn
  • 1-2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Cilantro
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Red chilli powder

  • Destring each broad bean or tear into 2 inch pieces
  • In a pressure cooker / pan heat oil and then add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and once they start to crackle add curry leaves followed by broad beans and tomatoes
  • Mixin lima beans and corn
  • Add a little salt and turmeric, mix in and close the cooker lid
  • Remove the cooker from heat just after one whistle
  • Once the pressure is gone, open the lid and cook under high heat until the curry gets required consistency
  • Add red chilli powder and salt to your taste
  • Finish it off with loads of chopped cilantro

Spicy Broad Beans and Tomato Curry is ready to be relished.. And rice or roti is optional..As you can finish the curry as is!!!

This Broad Beans and Tomato Curry is on its way to:

P.S. Everyone has a unique taste palette, so please adjust the ingredients according to your taste.


Vasavi Suresh said...

Your chikkudukaya tomato curry looks awesome and tempting.

Padmajha said...

Delicious curry.Thanks for sending it to the event Kalva.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks very delicious and yummy!!! Should taste great with yogurt and rice!!!

Anonymous said...

Simple preparation and looks so wholesome. I am sure I can substitue with Soya beans or fava beans...
I love vine tomatoes because of their tang!!


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