Saturday, October 5, 2013

Kothavarangai Poriyal - Cluster Beans Stir Fry

#KothavarangaiPoriyal - #ClusterBeansStirFry : #Kothavarangai is called #ClusterBeans or #Guar in English.
It has a distinct taste which is not liked by many people.
#kothavarangaiParuppuUsili comes to everyone's mind whenever we think of this vegetable.
But this poriyal tastes very good if done with fresh and tender kothavarangai.
serve 3.

Kothavarangai Poriyal [ Cluster Beans stir fry ]

Ingredients :

Cluster Beans

Kothavarangai                            : 1/4 kg
Turmeric powder                        : a pinch
Sambar powder                          : 3/4 tsp
salt                                            : 1/4 tsp ( adjust )

Tempering :
Mustard seeds                              : 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal                                      : 1 tsp
Oil                                                : 1/2 tsp

Coconut scarpings                        : 2 tsp ( add more also )

Method :
Wash the vegetable thoroughly and remove top and bottom.
Nicely chop into 5 mm pieces.


Put in a cooker with turmeric powder, Sambar powder , salt and 1/2 cup of water.
Pressure cook for one whistle.


Immediately release the steam and transfer the cooked kothavarangai into a bowl.


Keep a kadai on a stove over slow flame with 1/2 tsp of oil.
Splutter mustard seeds and then add urad dhal.
When urad dhal turns golden brown color add cooked vegetable.
Keep flame at medium level and stir continuously for 2 to 3 minutes.
Now add coconut scrapings and mix well.
Turn off the fire and transfer the tasty poriyal into a serving bowl.

Kothavarangai Poriyal [ Cluster Beans stir fry ]

Goes well with sambar sadham ( white rice mixed with sambar ) and rasam rice.

Note : Temper red chilly pieces also to make the poriyal more spicy & flavorful.







Some more curry recipes you might like to try

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili [ Cluster Beans Lentil Masala Curry ] Avaraikkai [ broad beans ] Poriyal Muttaikos [ cabbage ] Poriyal Cauliflower Poriyal Pudalangai Poriyal