Sunday, October 13, 2013

Chitki Mitki Sukkem (Cluster Beans)

The chitki mitki or cluster beans are one of my favourite vegetables and I love this preparation that my mum learned from someone when we were kids. The potato added to this chitki preparation is thought to remove the bitter taste of the cluster beans, but bitter or not I like this cluster bean preparation very much! My aunt used to make this cluster bean preparation for my uncle who was diabetic but she would break the cluster beans into pieces rather than cut them so that the bitterness was not enhanced. She would skip the potato and coconut though.
How to make Chitki Mitki sukkem

Chitki Mitki (Cluster Beans)
1 onion, cut fine
1 potato, cut into 1 cm cubes
a pinch of sugar
salt to taste
3 tbspns grated coconut

  • Cut the cluster beans or break them into about one inch pieces. 
  • Put the cluster bean pieces along with the all the ingredients except the potato and coconut in a pan.
  • Add a tbspn or two of water if required.
  • Cook on slow fire until almost done.
  • Then add the poatato and continue cooking till done.
  • Take off fire and garnish with grated coconut.
    Chitkin Mitki Sukkem Recipe

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