Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tomato Saar or Chaaru

(left over Tomato Saar will always taste great the next day)

Chopped Tomato Tin - 2 tins (400 g each tin)
Water - 2 tins 
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander stalks - left if any in freezer
Ghee - 1 tbsp

- Pressure cook these for 4 whistles. Once pressure gone., cool down a bit n grind into paste with stick blender. keep aside.

Grinded paste:

Garlic - 6 cloves
Green chilli - 4
Coriander leaves - handful

- Grind these into paste in a mixie jar n get ready.

Seasoning ingredients:

Sesame oil - 2 tbsp (Indian sesame oil)

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli - 4 (split in half)
Curry leaves - few sprigs (torn into pieces)


Heat deep flat sauce pan, add 2 tbsp sesame oil, once hot add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin, pinch of fenugreek seeds,  torn curry leaves, 4 red chillies, once fried add grinded paste, stir, on low heat until nicely fried. then add pureed tomatoes, mix well bring to boil on high n reduce to simm for 10 mins by covering. keep stirring time to time. lastly add coriander leaves n simm again for 5 mins. lastly bring to boil on high n switch off.

Serve with Chikkudukaya Iguru or your favourite dish or Leafy Plain Dal, Ghee, Rice n some Cassava Vege Crisps (barbecue flavour) on side.


Avoid few red chillies n replace with few Black peppercorns while doing tadka.


No need of adding chilli powder. 

© 2018 by Rajani Rayudu

Chikkudukaya Iguru or Val Papdi Curry

           Frozen veges r always comes handy. so do store them in freezer for quick version of this curry.


Chikkudukaya pieces/ Val Papdi frozen pack - 310 g (add this to microwave bowl, no need to wash. Microwave for 5-8 mins, throw the excess water which came)

Oil - 4 tbsp

Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few sprigs torn to pieces
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp

Onion - 2 large (grind coarsely in mixie jar, n remove excess water by squeezing, read the tips)

Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste (add little)

Chicken masala Powder - 1 tsp (refer bottom of the page)

Coriander leaves (chopped) - handful


Heat medium nonstick pan, add oil once hot on low heat add gg paste, cover immediately as it will splatter, then curry leaves n turmeric. once gg paste slightly fried add onion paste stir n cover n cook for 5 mins., stirring in between.

Add chilli powder n salt (reduce salt as beans eat little :-) )

Add cooked chikkudu pieces/ val papdi stir well. cover n simm for 5 mins.

Add chopped coriander leaves n masala powder mix well n simm away for 5 mins. by now beans will be cooked. switch off n keep it covered for few mins.

Serve with Tomato Saar, Rice n Yoghurt on side.

Chicken Masala Powder (no need to roast the spices) :-

6 tsp Coriander seeds, 2 tsp Poppyseeds, 10 Cloves, 8 Cardamom, Cinnamon stick 2 inch - grind these in to powder using coffee grinder. Remaining powder keep it closed, in airtight container or use for other recipes which I have used in earlier posts.


When I grind onion into coarse paste I keep it in those round tiffin box, n tilt the dish so the water will come on one side. once u feel all the water came out then throw that water n use.


No need of adding water while cooking.

This curry tastes just like fish fry.


Chikkudukaya/ Val Papdi/ Indian Broad Bean

© 2018 by Rajani Rayudu