Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe-Broad Beans Masala Poriyal

Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe is a delicious side dish recipe made with Chikkudukaya also known as Broad beans in English and Sem in Hindi. The Chikkudukaya Vepudu is made with simple and yet delicate flavours from the onion,ginger and garlic sauteed along with tomatoes and simple masala.  Avarekai (Broad Beans), Onion, Tomato, Ginger, Garlic, Curry leaves, Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Coriander Powder (Dhania), Salt, Oil   250 grams Avarekai (Broad Beans) , cut into 1 inch pieces 1 Onion , finely chopped 1 Tomato , finely chopped 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped 1 sprig Curry leaves 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania) Salt , to taste 1 tablespoon Oil , for cooking     15   20     To begin making Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe first wash and cut the beans 1 cm wide. Discard any strings which might be present in the broad beans.Pressure cook the Chikkudukaya/  Avarakkai/ Broad beans in the pressure cooker along with 2 tablespoons of water and salt for 1 whistle and turn off the heat.Release the pressure immediately to prevent the Chikkudukaya from getting over cooked and also by releasing the pressure immediately, the broad beans will retain its bright green colours.Keep a kadai on medium heat and add oil. Then add curry leaves, onions, ginger and garlic and saute until the onions become translucent and soft.Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and stir for a minute. Add the tomatoes and saute until tomatoes become soft and mushy.Once the tomatoes have become soft and mushy, add the steamed Chikkudukaya/  Avarakkai/ Broad beans and give it a stir for a couple of minutes until the masala gets well coated into the vegetable.Check the taste of the Chikkudukaya Vepudu and adjust the salt and spices accordingly. Once done, turn off the heat and transfer the Chikkudukaya Vepudu to a serving bowl.Serve Chikkudukaya Vepudu with Keerai Sambar, Rice , Vadu Mangai Pickle and Homemade Yogurt for a wholesome lunch or dinner.