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potato chikkudu menthi curry

Potato is all time favorite form some people like me. I love potato for several reasons. First and foremost reason is i can prepare curry in no time. This Curry is favorite for all at my home too. The combination of potatos with chikkudu ginjalu/seeds( Indian Broad Beans) and with methi leaves gives it a unique flavor and taste. My mother used to make it with the whole seed(chikkudu kaya). I love having this curry with white rice. Now coming to the recipe

Chikkudu ginjalu/seeds(indian Broad beans in english) are available in frozen vegetable section in indian grocery stores.- 1 cup
Potatos pealed and sliced to medium size cubes-2cups
Methi leaves 1 cup chopped
tomato chopped-1/2cup
onions chopped-1/4cup
cumin seeds-1/2tbsp
mustard seeds-1/2tbsp
urad dal-1/2tbsp
chana dal-1/2tbsp
turmeric pinch
salt to taste
ginger garlic paste 1tbsp
water as required
oil 2tbsp

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and chana dal one by one. Saute till they are well done. Then add onions & turmeric and saute under medium flame and cook till they are transparent. Then add potatos and chikkudu seeds and mix well. cook under medium flame by closing the container till the potatos are well cooked. then add methi leaves and tomatoes and mix well. cook well till the tomatos become musy and methi leaves are cooked, add red chili powder and salt to taste and mix well. Add 30ml water and mix well. add more water if you want liquidy. If you want masala version add coriander powder(1/2tbsp), cumi powder(1/4tbsp) and garam masala(1/4tbsp) and cook well. I love mild masalas with this curry. Enjoy this curry with white rice or roti. Hope you like it.


  1. hey same pinch...i too posted aloo methi mutter curry...aloo methi with broad beans lovely combo...and the curry looks spicy n inviting...

  2. Hi Deepthi,this potato Chikkudu curry luks yummy and superbly delicious accompaniment for steamed rice and Indian breads.luv it really.

  3. looks so delicious, addition of broad beans is a nice touch.

  4. thats a very intresting sabji..loved the recipe..
    first time here and u hv a great space..

    do drop in to mine..

  5. look so good, simple & delicious dish :)


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