Interesting name aint’ it 😉 As a kid, i’d eat the sabji just coz the name was cute! Chidki-Midki! (pronounced as : chee-d-ki mee-d-ki)
Cluster Beans are called as Chidki-Midki in Goa.
Since the beans are slightly bitter (as per me!), jaggery is added to this dish.
Was remembering home and this was the sabji in my fridge! Also, the name was interesting… (my motivation!)
250 gms Chidki Midki Bhaji/Cluster beans
2 tbl spn freshly grated coconut
1 tbl spn jaggery
1/2 tea spn chilli powder/ green chillies
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
a pinch of hing
a pinch of turmeric powder
1 tea spn oil
salt to taste
Wash and clean the Cluster beans properly. Remove the edges and divide into small parts. For instructions on cleaning refer to how Madhuli does it!( Could not describe it better myself!)
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and hing. After the seeds splutter, add the cleaned beans. Fry for some time. Add coconut, chilli powder, turmeric and salt. Mix well.
Saute for a few mins. Add 1/2 cup water and let the beans cook. (Optional way is to cook the beans in a microwave and then add to this preparation).
Add more water if required and cook the beans.
After the beans are cooked, add the jaggery. Mix well and simmer for 2 mins.
Enjoy Chidki-Midki chi Bhaji with Chapati/roti or dal-rice 🙂