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Cluster beans curry

Cluster beans curry | kothavarangai stir fry – Easy and yummy no onion no garlic recipe made with cluster beans. South Indian style stir fry recipe with full video and step-by-step pictures. Cluster beans curry | Kothavarangai curry without coconut.

Kothavarangai | cluster beans | Gawar in Hindi, we usually make Paruppu usili with this. This is the classic way of Kothavarangai in a South Indian home. We also make Kothavarangai kootu in our house. During my childhood days, I have never tasted this vegetable as my dad doesn’t prefer this as it has a sweetish taste. After marriage, my father-in-law doesn’t prefer this he says it causes gas. So I have not included this in my cooking much. Though I have seen my friends buying these cluster beans very often in the Indian stores, I have never bought them

Usually, they make usili or thengai potta poriyal with cluster beans. Recently while talking with a friend, she shared her method of making cluster beans. That sounded very interesting and easy too. So I ordered a pack of Kothavarangai from the Indian shop and made the recipe following her instructions. We all loved it and enjoyed it with sambar rice. From that day onwards, cluster beans are a regular one on my menu.

When I bought a pack of cluster beans from the Indian shop, I thought I will share the recipe with you all. This stir fry | curry pairs well with any South Indian meal. This is a no onion no garlic recipe, so you can make this on festival days too.

You can also check out other interesting curries from Jeyashris kitchen, Cauliflower kovakkai curry, Yam curry, Potato curry, Ennai Kathrikkai curry.

You can pair this kothavarangai curry with sambar sadam , rasam sadam and curd rice too. Do tag us on Instagram when you try this recipe at home.

 

Cluster beans curry

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Cluster beans stir fry

South Indian style No onion no garlic Kothavarangai curry
Course Accompaniments, Lunch
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword Dry curry, no onion garlic recipes, South Indian lunch recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • 500 gms cluster beans | kothavarangai
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 and 1/2 tsp sambar powder
  • Salt as needed
  • Water to sprinkle

Instructions

  • Cut the cluster beans into 1-inch pieces.
  • In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil and add the mustard seeds.
  • Once it splutters, add the chopped cluster beans | kothavarangai.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Sprinkle little water and cover this and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in between. Let this get some nice brown spots on it.
  • A cast iron / iron pan works well for this.
  • Sprinkle water in between if it is dried up.
  • Now add the sambar powder to this.
  • Adjust the sambar powder as per your spice levels. But ensure that the cluster beans has little bit of sweetness.
  • Add 1 tbsp of oil at this stage.
  • Mix well and cook this for 10 minutes.
  • Cluster beans stir fry | Kothavarangai stir fry is ready.

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Notes

1. You can replace sambar powder with 1 tsp of red chili powder and 1 tsp of coriander powder too.
2. Cluster beans stir fry | kothavarangai pairs well with any South Indian meal.
  • Cut the cluster beans into 1-inch pieces
Cluster beans curry
  • In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil and add the mustard seeds.
  • Once it splutters, add the chopped cluster beans | kothavarangai.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder.
Cluster beans curry
  • Mix well.
  • Sprinkle little water and cover this and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in between. Let this get some nice brown spots on it.
  • A cast iron/iron pan works well for this.
  • Sprinkle water in between if it is dried up.
Cluster beans curry
  • Now add the sambar powder to this.
  • Adjust the sambar powder as per your spice levels. But ensure that the cluster beans have a little bit of sweetness.
  • Add 1 tbsp of oil at this stage.
Kothavarangai stir fry
  • Mix well and cook this for 10 minutes.
Kothavarangai stir fry
  • Cluster beans stir fry | Kothavarangai stir fry is ready.
Kothavarangai curry
  1. You can replace sambar powder with 1 tsp of red chili powder and 1 tsp of coriander powder too.
  2. Cluster beans stir fry | kothavarangai pairs well with any South Indian meal.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Looks very yummy. am sure will taste good with south indian sambhar, rasam or other gravies. In my dad’s house it was prohibited as a vegetable that was renounced in kashi. My husband’s house no one likes its taste and they rarely use it as paruppu usili. I used to add it in aviyal or vatha kuzhambu..This way looks tempting, I will try this. It is good to include due to its fibrous nature.

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