Chikudu ginjala annam is rice cooked with lilva beans.When I was in school mom used to maintain garden in our back yard where she used to grow brinjal/egg plant,lilva beans,coriander/cilantro,spring onions,methi & she used to make all curries with fresh veggies.Especially in winter season there used to be plenty of chikudukaya/lilva beans & greens available around so mom used to take advantage of it and make many dishes like rice,sabzi,just fry the beans etc with this veggie.Frozen lilva bean seeds are always available for us in Indian stores .
Rice(Basmathi/Sona masoori)- 2 cups
Lilva Beans - 1 cup
Onion - 1 small(finely chopped length wise)
Green Chillies - 2(sliced length wise)
Jeera/Cumin/Sajeera - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1/2 inch
Clove - 1
Cardamom - 1
Bay Leaf - 1
Oil - 2tsp
Ghee - 1tsp(optional)
Cilantro - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Spring Onion - finely chopped(optional)
Methi - finely chopped (optional)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp(add according to taste)
Garlic - 3 cloves(add according to taste)
Salt - to taste
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp(add according to taste)
1.Wash & soak rice for 30 min(optional).Take a pan/vessel ,heat oil/ghee add all raw garam masala and saute for a min.Add green chillies,onions and once the onions are cooked add ginger garlic paste and after the raw smell disappears add methi,spring onion,lilva beans,salt and cook them on medium-low flame for 3-4 min.
2.Add red chili powder,half cilantro,chopped garlic mix it ,let it cook for 3-4 min until the beans are 50% cooked.Now add rice and fry for 2 min.Add water(I use 1:2 ratio,if you soak rice for more than 30 min ,use less water or else rice will become soggy) and once the water starts boiling ,check the seasoning add if anything is required.
3.Cook the rice ,garnish with remaining cilantro and switch off the heat.

Serve hot with any gravy/Non-veg dish/raita.
Sharing this dish with bookmarked-recipes event hosted by Priya & Aipi.


Gorgeous and awesome color, simply delicious.

February 22, 2011 at 4:48 PM  

Thanks Divya !!

February 22, 2011 at 5:32 PM  

thats a nice one!...we too had chikudus in out backyard in my childhood! pot healthy meal!
Smitha to Smitha:)

February 22, 2011 at 5:45 PM  

Nice one !
I love this as a sabji too.

February 22, 2011 at 6:23 PM  

aah... i am nostalgic.. i remember chikkudu vine and caterpillars... :)
Beautiful rice dear :)

February 22, 2011 at 6:24 PM  

Wow that's a fantastic one pot meal recipe..a must try!

Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

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February 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM  

Delicious one pot meal, simply wonderful.

February 23, 2011 at 3:29 AM  

Looks yummy!!!

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February 23, 2011 at 11:21 AM  

What a great idea dear, love how the rice turned out to be,

February 23, 2011 at 11:35 AM  

Wow... enjoying this rice at every social do's . Never tired of chikud annam.

February 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM  

I love chikkudu and the idea of making rice wit them is wonderful!!

February 23, 2011 at 12:00 PM  

thats so healthy

chk here for ur award

February 25, 2011 at 5:41 AM  

rice looks yummy n mouthwatering..
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March 18, 2011 at 5:53 PM  

wow..looks good...yummmmmmm..
first time here....u hv a lovely space with awesome recipes....visit mine as time permits

March 20, 2011 at 6:01 AM  

first time here....beans rice looks just wonderful...very nice recipe...glad to follow ur visit mine whenever u hav time :-)

April 5, 2011 at 2:28 PM  

Hi Smitha,
Plz collect an award from my blog.

April 20, 2011 at 8:25 AM  

Thanks a lot ladies for the lovely comments !!!

June 3, 2011 at 11:41 AM  

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