Chikkudu Aloo Tomato. Definitely a silly name for a great food. But I don want to name it anything else.
Thats how hubby calls it. A very humble recipe, actually. But the taste is not to be under-estimated. Which I did. Though he was asking bout this since I started cooking, a year back, I never tried it. ‘cos I was quite skeptical about it, as it was too simple to be special. But when during the lunch time, stomach started its rumblings, sonny on my back, n without hubby who can hold back sonny from me, I had no much options. I planned to have it in the most simple way, with a chapathi.
Time and again, its proved……!!! “The best things of life are the most humble ones too”. I started out saying to myself, today’s lunch is gone. But, the 1st bite proved me so wrong…..I relished my lunch till the last bite. And I eagerly waited for the dinner time, when hubby can have this. Yep its a hit. Such an easy recipe. The only & little difficulty is in chopping the beans.
- 1/2 kg Cluster Beans or Chikkudu kaaya
- 2 medium Potatoes
- 2 medium Tomatoes
- 1 big Onion
- 2 tsp Coriander Powder
- 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
For Tempering :
- 1 tsp Mustard
- 1 tsp Cumin
– Cut the cluster beans into 1/2 inch pieces. Chop the onions. Dice the potatoes & Tomatoes, separately.
– Heat oil, add the tempering ingredients.
– Add chopped onions, a bit of salt and cook till done.
– Add potatoes & cluster beans pieces, & little more of salt.
– One the beans & potatoes are 75% cooked (which you will know), add the tomatoes, red chilli & coriander powder. Give a nice mix.
– Cook till tomatoes are mushy, adjust the seasonings as required.
** Good with roti, chapathi, plain rice as filling for pita bread. for sandwiches, too.