Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ara Chintakayala Kura/ Yard Long Bean Curry


Ara Chintakayalu/ Yard long beans - 1/4 kg (ends removed and chop into 1 inch pieces)

Potatoes - 3 no. (small, skin removed and chop into bite size pieces)
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp

Onion - 1 no. (small, chopped)

Mustard oil - 3 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Home made masala powder - 2 and 1/2 tsp (*please read notes)
Water - until pieces are immersed (I used 3/4 glass)

Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - handful, chopped


1) Heat oil in a small non-stick kadai on medium-low heat, once hot add curry leaves, wait for few secs.

2) Add onion and fry until light golden.

3) Add gg paste and potatoes and fry for 5 mins, keep it covered and stir time to time.

4) Add turmeric, chilli powder, home made masala powder, stir for few secs, then add long beans, mix well and cook for 2 mins.

5) Add water until pieces are just immersed, bring to boil, keep it simmer and cook for 10 mins.

6) Remove the lid and add salt to taste and coriander leaves, mix well and cook away for 5 mins or more, with lid on top.

7) Lastly check whether potatoes are cooked or not and switch off, leave it covered for 5 mins and serve.

Serve with Rice, Mixed Vegetable Pickle and Yoghurt on side.

Translation (Picture, Long Bean):

Ara Chintakayalu (Telugu) = Yard Long Bean


I have used chilli powder (AASHIRVAAD, Chilli Powder, Red and Hot) which already got red paprika color and enough hotness for curry.

If your chilli powder doesn't give that nice red color, then by all means use 1 tsp of kashmiri chilli powder + 1/2-3/4 tsp cayenne pepper.


Home made masala powder:

3 flat tsp Coriander Seeds, 1 flat tsp White Poppy seeds, 6 Whole Cloves, 5 Cardamom and 1 inch Cinnamon stick - grind all these in coffee grinder.

© 2009 by Rajani Rayudu



Rajini garu , meeru karam , turmeric yeppudu veyyalo rayaledu process lo .Just check it .


Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Preethi,

Thanks for pointing it out, emadyana guddu tanem ekkuva ayindi naku :-).


Music Composer Vivek Narayan said...

thanks for the recipe

My small time hobby is cooking some new recipes

I will try this

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Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Vivek,

Welcome to my blog! do try this variety long bean you will love it.


preethis kitchen said...

Hello Rajini garu , emaindi no new recipes ? R u okay? We r waiting for ur recipes andi . Ninna ne long beans thecha today i want to try ur curry . i will update the result . offcourse mee recipe yeppudu baguntundhi .


Wendy said...

What a beautiful blog with such interesting food! You have a new fan.

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rays said...

hi rajani
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chaala websites untayi kani mee blog lo unna originality,typical touch ekkadaa dorakadu. good that you are preserving and passing on the mother's recipes.
naa peru kiran i'm a big vegetarian food lover. thankyou for sharing your very informative blog with me.
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Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Preethi.

I am back!!!!!!!!


Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Ann,

Thanks for your comments. Keep visiting......


Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Kiranmayi,

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am glad you liked it.
Vegetarian lover antunnaru mi recipes koda matho share cheyandi.


prameela said...

Hai Rajani,

This is Prameela. I am big fan of u.
naku emanna variety kavalante ventane gurtu vachedi Rajani ne. pics choostene telustundi taste enta baguntundo. Thanks for uploading.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Prameela,

Thanks for your nice comments about my blog. Emi try chesaru blog ninchi? do let me know happy to read. I know you send friend request in orkut. Leave your messages when ever you want, I am happy to reply.


Unknown said...

hello rajani garu, mee recipes chaala baguntai andi manchi manhivi blog chestharu. and ara chintakayalu ante alasanda kayalu naa