Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe

Chikkudukaya vepudu is simple and easy to cook South Indian fry recipe. This is a native Indian vegetable and is considered to be a type of beans.

Chikkudukaya fry is very healthy and rich in fiber recipe. This will be a good side dish with Spinach Dal & Rice.Today I am sharing you the easy recipe with simple instructions along with photos.


  1. Use Fresh Chikkudukaya for delicious results. You can usually get fresh vegitables from farmers market (rayathu bazar or santha). Just make sure to thoroughly wash Chikkudukaya and check if there are worms inside them.
  2. While cutting Chikkudukaya into small peices, make sure to remove the edges which can make otherwise tender cooked Chikkudukaya chewy
  3. If you have toddler at home, you can engage them in removing the edges. They will love this activity and can be fun little activity away from mobiles/tv/youtube 🙂

Please don’t forget to try out these other yummylicous fries

Trivia: What is the English name for Chikkudukaya

One user on Quora suggests that there is no exact English word for chikkudukaya-చిక్కుడుకాయ. Many prefixes are used with the word “beans” to differentiate “chikkudukaya-చిక్కుడుకాయ” from other varieties of beans..They are country beans, broad beans and flat beans. .”

Chikkudukaya Vepudu

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 250 gms Chikkudukayalu
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 or 2 Red chilies
  • 1 or 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves


  • Wash the chikkudukayalu throughly. 
    Chikkudukaya Vepudu
  • Cut the edges of the chikkudukayalu and peel off the fiber. Split and open the chikkudukayalu to check for any worms. Cut them into pieces around half inch size. Repeat the same process for all the chikkudukayalu.
    Chikkudukaya Vepudu
  • Add the chopped chikkudukayalu to the pressure cooker. Also add chili powder, turmeric and salt.
    Chikkudukaya Vepudu
  • Add 1/2 cup of water to the cooker, place the lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle. 
    Chikkudukaya Vepudu
  • When the pressure goes off, remove the lid. Chikkudukayalu is nicely cooked. If there is any excess water, cook on a high flame for 4-5 mins.
    Chikkudukaya Vepudu
  • Take a frying pan, add oil. When heated add mustard seeds, cumin seeds when starts cracking, add urad dal, minced garlic, red chilies and curry leaves. Fry them until curry leaves turns crisp.
    Chikkudukaya Vepudu
  • Now, add cooked chikkudukayalu and mix well. Adjust salt as per your taste.
    Chikkudukaya Vepudu
  • Finally, add 1 tbsp of dry coconut powder or you can also use freshly grated coconut. Here I have used dry coconut powder but I recommend to use freshly grated coconut as it gives a very nice taste to the fry.
    Chikkudukaya Vepudu
  • Mix well and fry for 2-3 mins to get the nice coconut flavor.
    Chikkudukaya Vepudu
  • Chikkudukaya fry is ready to serve. Serve hot with white rice or roti.
    Chikkudukaya Vepudu
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