Andhra Pradesh Goruchikkudu Senagapappu / Guvar Fry

Goruchikkudu senagapappu/Guvar fry

Serves 4

Guvar beans/goruchikkudu - 1/2 lb Salt - as required
Chana dal - 1 cup Chilli powder - 1 tsp (adjust according to your taste)
Onions - 1 Turmeric - a pinch
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup Oil - 2 tbsp

For seasoning

1 tsp of mustard seeds 1/2 tsp of jeera
pinch of hing few red chilli pieces and curry leaves


  1. Soak chana dal for an hour, and cook them adding water until soft.
  2. Cut guvar beans, wash them and cook in water until half done.
  3. You can also put both of them in separate vessels and cook in pressure cooker, but be careful not to overcook them.
  4. Chop onion into small pieces.
  5. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, red chillies, curry leaves, hing, and jeera.
  6. When mustard starts to splutter, add onions and fry until light brown.
  7. Add salt and turmeric.
  8. Drain all the water from guvar beans and add to the onions. Fry for about 10 minutes until it looks fried.
  9. Now add chana dal to this and fry for another 5 to 8 minutes.
  10. Add chilli powder and stir.
  11. Add grated coconut and fry for 2 more minutes.
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
Energy (Kcal) 232 Carotene (μg) 143.6
Protein (g) 6.1 Vitamin C (mg) 29.2
Carbohydrate (g) 20 Mg (mg) 60.94
Fat (g) 14.3 Na (mg) 18.8
Fibre (g) 1.16 K (mg) 195.9
Minerals (g) 1.53 Mn (mg) 0.34
Calcium (mg) 54.9 Zn (mg) 0.7
Phosphorus (mg) 130.3 Cr (mg) 0.004
Iron (mg) 1.9