Monday, March 14, 2016

Chikkudukaya Tomato Kura

Chikkudukaya Tomato Kura

I keep Frozen Val Papdi at all times in Freezer. This is easy when u don't have any fresh veggies to cook.

Ingredients n Prep:

Chikkudukaya - 350 g (frozen packet, Val Papdi)

- Wash n add it to cooker along with 1 tsp salt, 3 rice cups water. Cook for 3 whistles on gas stove top or If it electric top cook for 2 whistles n switch off.

Oil - 3 tbsp
Green chillies - 2 (slit)
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs (torn while adding)

Onion - 1 large (chopped)

Ginger gallic paste - 1 tsp

Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Masala Powder - 1 tsp (refer notes, same as chicken masala)

Tomatoes - 4 m (or 1 tin chopped tomato)

Water - 2 rice cups or until veggies are just immersed 

Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 2 handful (chopped)


Heat a medium deep nonstick pan on medium. add oil, once hot add green chillies n fry, add curry leaves n onion n fry until light golden color.

Reduce heat to low, n add gg paste, turmeric mix well n add strained cooked chikkudu pieces, on top of it put chilli powder, masala powder fry for 5 mins by covering.

Mix well, add tomatoes mix n increase heat to medium n cover for 5 mins.

Add water, mix bring to boil n keep the flame on simm n cook for 10 mins.

Add salt according to taste (*remember u already added salt while pressure cooking) n chopped coriander leaves, mix well n cook away for 5 mins n switch off.

Keep it covered for 10 mins at-least.

Serve with Roti or Rice, Ghee, Yoghurt on side.


1) Homemade Chicken Masala Powder:

- 3 flat tsp Coriander seeds, 1 flat tsp Poppy seeds, 6 Cardamom, 6 Cloves, 1 inch Cinnamon - 

Powder these in coffee grinder (no need of roasting the ingredients).

2) Chikkudukaya = Val Papdi (can be found in Indian groceries Freezer section)

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