I usually make Chikkudukaya (Flat Valor Beans) Koora more like Goruchikkudukaya Koora. But this time on a whim I tried to alter the masala by adding lots of nuts and we found the taste to be addictive to say the least. I had to make this curry 2 times in a few hours so it would be sufficient for many more servings! I like that I have added a variety of dry nuts. Interestingly enough, the kids took a liking to the curry as if taking a cue from their dad. So, S has declared that this masala would be a de facto standard for this vegetable family..How flattering!! 

Chikkudukaya Koora

Ingredients - 

Chikkudukaya Chopped 3 cups
Onion Chopped 1/2 cup
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt as per taste
Jeera Powder 1 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Curry Leaves few)

Masala To Grind - 

Putnala Pappu/Roasted Chana Dal/Puthana 1 Tbsp
Roasted Peanuts 2 Tbsp (Optional) (I didn't use it this time)
Almonds 3-4
Cashews 2 
Walnuts 3-4
Coconut powder 2 Tbsp
Garlic 1-2 Cloves
Coriander Leaves 3 Tbsp
Green Chillies 2-3 (or as per taste)

Method Of Preparation - 

Pressure cook the chopped chikkudukaya. I found that pressure cooking is the easiest and tastiest way to cook this particular vegetable.

In a wok/kadai, add oil and the rest of the seasoning and after the mustard seeds pop, and the dals change color, add the onions and saute them until they turn golden in color.

Meanwhile grind all the ingredients listed under 'Masala To Grind' without adding water.

Add this ground masala, turmeric and jeera powder. Fry these for a minute or so and add the boiled chikkudukaya. 

Mix well and add salt as per taste. Make sure there is no water in the curry as it is supposed to be a dry curry! The curry will definitely be moist and not watery.

Serve with steaming hot rice or with roti/chapati.

Sending this to Umm Mymoonah's 'Anyone Can Cook' series.

Preparation Time 30 min 
Serves 3 Adults

Posted by Harini on Monday, January 31, 2011


  1. Beans with nuts have made it a delicious combination. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. sounds new to me...
    looks rich and delicious :)

  3. Padhu Sankar Says:
  4. Wow nice combo -broad beans with walnut and cashews.Sure to try this

  5. Very crunchy side dish.

  6. Archana Says:
  7. This is my favourite veg but my family tolerate it. Maybe if I cook it with nuts they will enjoy it. Will try. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. Thats a delicious side dish, Adding nuts sounds truly interesting..

  10. Unknown Says:
  11. wow, it has been ages since I had these. Nostalgic, love the pic.

  12. Malar Gandhi Says:
  13. Love Indian broad beans so much, but I hardly find them here:(

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