Monday, November 21, 2005

Chikkudi Kayi Vepudu (Indian Beans/Lima Beans Fry)



Lima beans or Indian Beans(Chikkudi Kayi) are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber like most other legumes. In addition to lowering cholesterol, lima beans' high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia.

Indian Beans Fry
This dish is very tasty and goes well with rice/roti or as a filling for sandwich.



250 gms indian beans
2 onions chopped
1 green chilli slit lengthwise
8 garlic flakes chopped finely
10 curry leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds(jeera,jeelakara)
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp coriander pwd
1/4 tsp cumin pwd
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp sugar(optional)
salt to taste
oil

Wash,string the beans and split each bean into two to three pieces.
Boil 2 cups water in a pot and add the beans with salt and cook with lid till almost cooked but not too soft i.e three fourth cooked.Drain.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a vessel.Add cumin seeds and let them splutter,now add curry leaves and garlic and fry for 5 seconds.
Add the onions and fry till transparent.Add chilli pwd,coriander pwd,cumin pwd and sugar and mix well.
Add the boiled beans and cook covered for 5 minutes on low heat.Adjust salt.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

4 comments:

Sury said...

Looks good, Sailu. Just wondering if the bean pod in your picture the same as what we call sem in Hindi? If yes, I never knew about the health benefits of this. Thanks for sharing! Will try this out as soon as you confirm the vegetable for me :P. Thanks again.

Lera said...

Sounds good !like this beans a lot- but, I prefer to try this dish without sugar :)

sailu said...

Lera,it equally good without sugar..:)try it

sailu said...

Yes Sury, your right...its called "sem" in Hindi.Very tasty..you should try it..:)