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

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.


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 should try it..:)