Sword Bean Chutney | Chammakaya Pachadi


Tammakaya Pachadi | Sword Bean Chutney
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Let's explore the timeless recipe for Sword Bean Chutney, a dish rich in calcium and iron, and beneficial for enhancing fiber content and digestion.
Course: Breakfast Chutney, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chammakaya Chutney, Healthy Chutney, Sword Bean Chutney, Tammakaya Chutney
Servings: 6 people
  • Sword Beans
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 7-8 Green Chilies
  • 1/4 cup Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 10-15 grams Tamarind
  • Salt
  • Oil
For Tempering
  • 1 tbsp Bengal Gram
  • 1 tbsp Black Gram
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2-3 Dried Chilies
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 cup Curry Leaves
  • 3 tbsp Oil
Begin by preparing the sword beans (chammakaya):
  1. Start by removing the fibrous strings, trimming the ends of the beans.
  2. Dice the beans into smaller, manageable pieces.
  3. Now, let's move on to the cooking process:
  4. Place the diced sword beans in a saucepan and add some water. Boil them for 7-8 minutes.
  5. After boiling, strain off the water.
  6. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan.
  7. Add 1/4 tsp of fenugreek seeds and 1 tsp of cumin seeds, then mix them.
  8. Introduce 7-8 diced green chilies and sauté them.
  9. Follow with 2 tbsp of sesame seeds and continue frying.
  10. Transfer these ingredients to a separate plate.
  11. Heat another teaspoon of oil in the same pan.
  12. Add the cooked sword bean pieces and fry them for 2-3 minutes, allowing them to change color.
  13. Add 2 diced tomatoes and mix them in.
  14. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of salt and cook until the tomatoes become soft.
  15. Finally, add curry leaves and fry for a minute.
  16. Incorporate 10-15 grams of tamarind, mix, and cut off the stove. Let the ingredients cool down.
Now, for the chutney preparation:
  1. In a blender jar, combine the fried green chili-sesame seeds mixture with some salt and grind it into a paste.
  2. Add the cooked sword beans and coarsely grind them.
For the tempering:
  1. Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a pan.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of Bengal gram and 1 tbsp of black gram, frying until they change color.
  3. Incorporate 1 tsp of mustard seeds, 1 tsp of cumin seeds, and 2-3 dried chilies, and fry.
  4. Add 4-5 coarsely ground garlic cloves and mix.
  5. Toss in 1/4 cup of curry leaves and continue frying.
  6. Add the prepared chutney and mix thoroughly.
  7. Cut off the stove.
Your delicious and nutritious Sword Bean Chutney is now ready to be served. Enjoy!

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