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March 12, 2020

Chikkudukaya (Broad Beans) Stir Fry


Ingredients
- 1 lb Chikkudukaya* (broad beans), remove the fibers from the sides and snap into 1" pieces
½ tsp Red chili powder, or to taste
- ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp salt, or to taste
- 1 Tbsp Roasted Sesame powder (optional)

Seasoning ingredients
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
- ¼ tsp whole Cumin
- ½ tsp Urad dal (Black gram lentil)


Procedure:
  1. Heat oil in a pressure pan or saucepan on medium heat, add ural dal and toss it until it becomes golden brown. Add mustard and cumin seeds, when they splutter, add turmeric and chili powder and stir for 10 seconds. 
  2. Immediately add the chopped chikkudukaya (broad beans), salt, and brown sugar. Sprinkle some water and if using a pressure cooker, place the lid and the weight and pressure cook under low to medium heat until to hear two whistles. 
    1. If using a saucepan, cook under a tight lid until the beans are cooked (turns bright green to dull green and soft to touch), maybe 10 or more minutes. Sprinkle more water as needed. 
  3. When the beans are cooked (pressure is released from the cooker), on low heat stir until any remaining moisture is gone and oil comes out. Add sesame powder and mix well and remove from heat. 
  4. Serve hot with white rice. 
Quick Tip
- These beans are typically available at Indian grocers: Patel Brothers, Subzi Mandi, Delight Bazaar (in NJ). Search for local Indian grocers in your area. 

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