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Vankaya Chikkudu Ginjalu Mudda Kura – Brinjal Lima Beans Curry

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Lima beans and eggplants are one of my all time favorite vegetable combinations. We prepare a mudda kura (a hotch potch of sorts) where plump beans merge with soft eggplants and ginger-garlic-green chillis-coriander paste to create a flavorful Andhra classic that is sure to brighten up one’s meal. Spread it as a sandwich filling, eat it with rotis or plain rice, it is sure to delight your taste buds.

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Vankaya Chikkudu Ginjalu Mudda Kura Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 30 mts

Serves:3-4 persons

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

1/4 kg brinjals, washed, cubed or quartered and soaked in salted water

1/4 cup chikkudu ginjalu/lima beans

2 onions, chopped

pinch of turmeric

1/4 tsp cumin pwd

1 tsp coriander pwd

1/4 tsp red chilli pwd

1 1/2 tbsps oil

Coarsely crush:

1″ ginger

5-6 garlic cloves, slightly crushed

small bunch coriander leaves

2-3 green chillis

Seasoning/tadka/poppu:

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

few fresh curry leaves

1 Par-boil lima beans adding a little salt and about a cup of water. Strain any left over water once the vegetables are par-boiled.
2 Heat oil in a cooking vessel and add the cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add curry leaves and toss them about for a few seconds.
3 Now add the chopped onions and saute them till transparent. Add the coarsely crushed paste and saute for 4-5 mts. Add turmeric pwd, chilli pwd, cumin pwd, coriander pwd and salt and combine.
4 Add the cubed brinjals and combine. Cook uncovered for 7-8 mts on medium heat. Stir once in a while. Add a few tbsps of water, reduce heat and cook covered for 10-12 mts. Add the par boiled beans and combine. At this point you can add a few tbsps of left over water from the beans. Cook covered for another 6-7 mts.
6 Remove lid and let the curry cook such that there is no water and it like a hotch potch. Serve with hot rotis or rice.

Note:

You can use both white or purple brinjals. If large brinjals, cube them, if they are small, quarter them.

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By • Feb 16th, 2009 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Indian Fry Recipes, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • sowjanya

    what a great combination. I really like it. both brinjal and chikudu ginjalu are usually very tasty. i think the combination is really wonderful. I will try it tomorrow itself. thank you so much for your nice recipe.

  • sudha

    I have both lima beans n Vankaya…need to try dis different recipe..thanks alot!!!!!

    SudhaBalaji..:)

  • http://www.nannaadige.blogspot.com Ashwini

    Wow simple and looks inviting..Will try it tomorrow..I have both at home..

  • deepa

    i tried brinjal and black eyed beans..this is new to me!

  • http://www.curryinkadai.blogspot.com kalva

    lovely combo. never tried it

  • R.Punitha

    Hi Sailu,

    Now a days you are giving frequent deliveries to us.
    What a come back!!! It is a good combination Sailu.
    Usually I add 2 tomatoes to this dish.
    This time i’ll try yours style Sailu.
    Thank you, Bye n Take care….

  • http://arundati.wordpress.com arundati

    i love this… i used to pick up the ginjalu even from the regular chikkudu kura and relish them seperately… looks fantastic…

  • http://maninas.wordpress.com/ Maninas

    Lovely recipe. Will try it when the aubergine is in season here.

  • swetha

    good combination and this recipe is quite interesting

  • http://veggiescookbook.blogspot.com/ Ankita

    Brinjal is my all time favourite.Lima beans with brinjal will surely make a great combo.

  • http://deepthimuddu.blogspot.com JOSH

    Hi Sailugaru.
    My all-time fav dish and andhra’s special. We dont add onions to this i guess. I will try with onions this time. This could be tried with brinjal potato too alternatively.
    nice post.
    Cheers
    JOSH

  • kavitha

    Hello Sailugaru,

    I just made this curry and it was DELICOUS!! My family finished it all up.

    If u have a recipe for peanut podi that can be used with vegatble or sprinkled on idlis please post

    Best wishes
    kavitha

  • Alka

    Tried it this weekend..was AWESOME!

    Thanks! :-)