Chikkudu kaya happens to be a favorite vegetable in our household and I know there are quite a few of you out there who are not very fond of these mildly sweet plump beans. I always felt there is something addictive about the beans, especially during their non-availability in the local market and when those cravings hit you – you really know what your missing! Now, you know why I buy them by the kilos during season.:)
Not a very pleasant looking bean but then is packed with a lot of fibre and nutrients like most not-so-good looking vegetables do. Today’s recipe is beans cooked in tomato, a very basic recipe and the addition of jaggery and garam masala makes a dramatic difference to an otherwise ordinary every day curry. The fresh, firm and plump dark green lima beans work best for this recipe and you wouldn’t want to compromise when you prepare this dish. Hope this recipe helps all you broad bean haters to reconsider and give these beans its well deserved recognition.:).