December 4, 2007


Goruchikkudu Curry:
Prep time : 15mts
Cooking time : 20mts
Serves : 3
Cuisine : Andhra

1 lb Guvar beans (chop them into 1 inch size pieces)
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustards
few curry leaves
1 medium onion, chopped
5 green chillies (adjust, slit them length wise)
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
salt to taste
3 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves for garnish

1. Chop beans into 1 inch size pieces, boil them in hot water for 10 minutes or till slightly tender and drain them and keep aside.

2. Heat oil in a thick bottom kadai, add cumin seeds and mustards, let them splutter on low heat.

3. Add curry leaves, green chillies and chopped onions, saute till transparent on low heat.

4. Add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste, fry for few seconds. Add boiled guvar beans , mix, covered, stirring between, cook for 5 minutes.

5. Add chopped tomatoes and salt, mix well, covered, stirring between, cook for more 10 minutes or till done.

6. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and turn off the heat.

7. Goes very well with white rice and also with chapati.
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  1. Jyothi, I love Gorruchikkudu very much. My GM use to make it specially for me. Your looks almost like her. I too make it two ways with tomatoes and the other stir fry. Sometimes I add potatoes too in the stir fry. Next time I visit the Indian Grocery Store I should remember to add these to my shopping list.

  2. Jyothi

    In Guvarbeans i used to make other types but i havent used tomatoes. Nice one

  3. I've not prepared these in a long time.. looking good.

  4. hi Jyothi,
    this looks yummy!!!

    My MIL makes guvar beans curry the same way, though i make it some different ways , you reminded me of my MIL's cooking. thanks for sharing.

    stay tuned


  5. Hi Rina! this is my mother's recipe. I love this very much. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Vanamala! try this type, surely you love it. Thanks dear.

    Thanks lavanya!

    Hi Pooja! thanks for your lovely comments.

  6. Hi Jyothi!
    Adding tomatoes to cluster beans is new to me.I only know two recipes with these beans both of which do not have tomatoes.Thanks for nice recipe

  7. Simple and yummy!!! This is the kind of sabji I usually make with almost any veggie that I buy!! Very comforting and also nutritious

  8. this one looks great of the everyday simple curry ....awesone

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  10. Jyothi, I'm not a big guvar fan but my hubby loves it! yours looks great:)

    I'm hositng an event on my blog this month so it'd be great if you could participate:)

  11. Wow, it looks so good. Don't know where I can find Guvar beans, but I'll regular green beans for now. Thanks!

  12. hi jyothi...
    u have a fantastic blog here.i love andra recipes and i will definitely try some of ur recipes.I have added u into my blogroll

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  14. Very spicy dish,

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  15. Tried this, with small variation.
    Used chana dal along with the sauting. also put cabbage along prior to guvar.

    Came out very well.

    Thanks for the recipe.


  16. Today, I made Goruchikkudu pulusu.

    Do you know how to do pulusu?

    It is tasty.