Friday, July 20, 2012

Kothavarangai(Cluster Beans) Curry | Kothavarangai Recipes

Time is running so fast that even being at home I feel occupied most of the time. Struggling to manage 2 blogs and P365 is challenging me everyday...somehow managing to post it. And the daily chores with mittus assignments....huh my head goes merry go round :) But I am happy and proud to be at full days work so that I dont complain I am bored haha :D
Kothavarangai Curry Recipe
Kothavarangai(Cluster Beans) Curry Recipe  Ingredients
  • Cluster Beans - 1.5 cups chopped
  • Channa Dhal - 1/8 cup + 1 tbsp
  • Big Onion - 1 finely chopped
  • Garlic - 5 to 6 pearls whole or halved
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 1/8 tsp(optional)
  • Salt - to taste
To grind to a paste:
  • Coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon - a small 1/4 inch piece
  • Cloves - 1
To temper:
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dhal - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Oil - 3 tsp
      Cluster Beans Curry Recipe
      1.Chop the beans finely and pressure cook it with channa dhal, turmeric powder and required water for 3 whistles or until soft. Drain water and keep aside.Transfer all the ingredients under 'to grind' table to the mixer.
      Kothavarangai Curry Recipe-Step1
      2.And grind it to a fine paste, Set aside. Heat oil in a kadai - add the items under 'to temper' and allow it to splutter.
      Kothavarangai Curry Recipe-Step2
      3.Then add onion and garlic and saute till slightly browned.Then add cooked bean+channa dhal and saute for 2 mins until the moisture is observed. Then add the coconut paste, and mix.
      Kothavarangai Curry Recipe-3 title=
      4.Add red chilli powder, sambar powder and salt.Keep cooking in medium sim till the curry turns golden brown and is nicely roasted. Switch off and serve hot with any rice variety.
      Kothavarangai Curry Recipe-Step4
      We had it with poondu kuzhambu and rice.
      Kothavarangai Curry Recipe

      My Notes:
      • If you dont prefer adding garlic pearls as such you can even add it along with grinding.
      • You can add cinnamon and cloves while tempering instead of grinding it too.Sometimes I make it that way too.
      • Make sure to nicely roast the curry till its golden brown.
      Cluster Beans Curry Recipe

      Written by: SHARMILEE J


      1. Nice way to make clusterbeans, sounds very delicious. Would love it anytime for lunch

      2. That looks yummy..will try it..

      3. Best combo for Roti and with Sambar...

      4. Sharmi, this sounds great...I HAVE to try it.

      5. luks delicius...luv this cluster beans

      6. Nice flavor of aromatic spices. I have never cooked cluster beans so far.

      7. A different way of making beans and it looks so good. Will try.

      8. Just love this curry,with some papads and rice i'll happily have this curry anytime.

      9. Nice recipe with cluster beans...looks yummy.

      10. Healthy, hearty subzi!!
        Prathima Rao
        Prats Corner

      11. I have become big fan of your blog. I love the way you take pictures step by step of the cooking. Keep up the good work.

      12. Nice recipe,adding channa dhal is new to me,sounds delicious...

      13. Great curry best with roti/chapati.

      14. Great with roti and pickle :)

      15. Looks very tasty! You are doing a great job at your P365 blog too. Keep it up. It is good to be busy :)

      16. Will try this version. Looks yummy..

      17. that looks soo delicious...give me a plate of rice,i can finish it off in a go...

      18. great curry..looks so Delicious Sharmi


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