Chikkudukaya Curry – Avarakkai – Sem Ki Phalli Gosht is nothing but green Broad Beans made with mutton curry.
It is called as Sem ki Phalli in my home. The Broad Beans are called Avarakkai in Tamil and Chikkukaya in Telugu. Those who know me will be shocked that I am posting this broad beans recipe. I am not such a big fan of this vegetable. I am definitely not. It is more about a childhood incident, which was etched in my brain and took a long time to overcome the phobia. It was when I was separating the beans and out popped an insect. And that was that. I didn’t attempt to ever cut it again for some 10 to 15 years after that. Or even eat it. Well, eating part was a different story. This Chikkudukaya Curry-Avarakkai-Sem Ki Phalli Gosht was made so often, almost every week if not more, that I was totally saturated with it. My family was totally fond of it, especially my Dad. I would be like, oh, not again. But when I got married, my hubby dearest was also quite fond of it and I was totally aghast at the thought of trying to cut it up. Finally, I mustered some courage and did try it. Well, luckily I didn’t find any guest inside the beans ever since, maybe the use of fertilizers and insecticides is so much that there is no scope for any. I sometimes shudder at the thought how much these products we must be consuming.
Chikkudukaya Curry – Avarakkai – Sem Ki Phalli Gosht is a pretty simple dish mixing the vegetables with the mutton much like the Aloo Gosht recipe-Aloo Gosht ka salan or the Keema Methi Curry Recipe-Methi keema recipe. You will find lot of such variations in my blog be it Aloo Methi Gosht Recipe-Aloo Methi Gosht ka salan or the Arbi ka salan with gosht-Arvi Gosht Recipe-Arbi ki Sabji, there will always be some non – veg that’s gets mixed with the veggies. If you like the taste of potato in everything, go ahead and add some in this Chikkudukaya Curry – Avarakkai – Sem Ki Phalli Gosht recipe for an elavated taste.
Let’s get started with the Chikkudukaya Curry – Avarakkai – Sem Ki Phalli Gosht recipe
Chikkudukaya Curry-Avarakkai-Sem Ki Phalli
- 500 gms fresh broad beans / sem ki palli / avarakkai / chikkudukaya
- 250 gms mutton cut into small pieces
- 2 onions finely sliced
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 to mato finely chopped
- 2 tsp red chili powder
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 3 tbsp freshly grated coconut
- salt to taste
- 4 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves / cilantro / hara dhaniya
- 3 tbsp oil
- Remove the threads on the sides of the broad beans and cut them into about 1/2 - 1 inch long pieces
- Heat oil in a pressure cooker and fry the sliced onions till translucent.
- Add the mutton pieces and ginger garlic paste and cook till all the water dries up and the raw smell disappears from the ginger garlic paste.
- Add the tomatoes, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Pour 1 cup of water and close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook till the mutton is tender, about 15 minutes or so.
- Allow the steam to escape and add the cut broad beans, grated coconut and some water and cook till the broad beans are cooked and water has dried up. Serve hot with steamed rice or chapati or roti.
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