Vankaya Chikkudu Ginjalu Mudda Kura – Brinjal Lima Beans Curry

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.


Vankaya Chikkudu Ginjalu Mudda Kura Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 30 mts

Serves:3-4 persons

Cuisine: Andhra



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


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.


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

Vankaya Chikkudu Ginjalu Mudda Kura – Brinjal Lima Beans Curry

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  brinjal
  •   lima beans


  • 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!!!!!


  • 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!

  • 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….

  • arundati

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

  • Maninas

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

  • swetha

    good combination and this recipe is quite interesting

  • Ankita

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Alka

    Tried it this weekend..was AWESOME!

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚