when the days are pretty busy, and 'am craving for light and comfort food , the first thing that I turn on, is this curry . This is a simple curry with onion and tomato base, enriched with the seasoning and curry leaves.
2tbsp.Oil, 1lb.Chikkudukayalu/Broad Beans(cut into 1''pieces), 1medium sized onion(chopped), 5 green chillies (finely chopped), 2 springs curry leaves, 1/2tsp. cumin seeds, 1/2tsp. mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder, 4ripe tomatoes(diced), 1/2tsp.Red Chilly Powder, 1/2tsp.coriander powder, Salt to taste.
- In a pan, boil about 4 cups of water, to the boiling water add the cut beans, a pinch of salt and let it boil for 10mins. or till soft, drain the water squeeze out the excess water and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan, once it's hot add cumin,mustard seeds, when they start to splutter, add curry leaves, green chillies, turmeric and fry for about few seconds, then add chopped onion, salt and fry till the onions are translucent. Now add the cooked beans, chilly powder, mix well, cover and cook on medium flame for 5mins. stirring in between to avoid sticking. Then add tomatoes, coriander powder, cover and cook on medium heat until the tomatoes are soft. Then remove the cover and cook on high flame for about 3mins., the curry should be in little saucy consistency..... Serve it hot with steamed rice.