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Chikkudukaya Menthikura (చిక్కుడుకాయ మెంతికూర, மேன்டி கூற அவரை போரியல்,सेम और मेथी की सब्जी )


Chikkudukaya Menthikura (చిక్కుడుకాయ మెంతికూర, மேன்டி கூற அவரை போரியல், सेम और मेथी की सब्जी) This aromatic leafy vegetable is a oldest and power full medicinal herb in India which contains lots of iron and also enriched with minerals like calcium, potassium, rich in C vitamin and K vitamin. Consumption of fenugreek leaves helps in digestion abilities and iron deficiency and combination of it with Beans also becomes rich in fiber.

Regional Dish : Andhra; Tamilnadu; South India .

Cuisine Style : Andhra | Cooking Time 25 minutes | Take it with rice or chapati | Type curry | Shelf Life : 1 day | Quantity : 4 Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values :calcualted for 1 serving ( 2tbsp)

Calories (56.10K cals) , Carbohydrates (9.35g), Protein (3.2g), Fat(1.1g)

Ingredients :

  • Fenugreek leaves   1 big bunch or 2 cups
  • Indian broad beans   250gms
  • Onion   1
  • Green chilies   2
  • Ginger and green chilli paste  1 tsp
  • Oil   1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds  1 tsp
  • Urad dal(split black gram)  1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds  1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chilies   2 broken
  • Turmeric powder   1/2 tsp
  • Salt  to taste
  • Red chilli powder  1/4 tsp

Method :

  1. Clean, wash and chop fenugreek leaves.
  2. Same way wash and cut beans , check if there are any insects.
  3. Peal and chop onion very finely and cut green chilies in to small pieces.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let them popup then add urad dal, cumin seeds and broken dry red chilies and let them fry till nice golden color.
  5. Now add chopped onion and green chilies and fry till onion become transparent.
  6. Then add ginger and green chili paste, Indian broad bean pieces, salt, turmeric powder mix well and add 1/2 cup water cover with a lid and cook till Indian broad beans are cooked this will take 10 min. time in a low flame or you can cook till all the water is evaporated.
  7. Now add chopped fenugreek leaves, red chili powder mix well and sprinkle  water cover with a lid and cook in a low flame, stir in between till it became semi dry curry.


Other variants / Cuisine Style : Chikkudukaya koora. Chikkudukaya with mixed vegetables; Chikkudukaya with tomato; Chikkudukaya aloo; Chikkudukaya fry

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