November 04, 2014

Cluster Beans Lentils Curry

Cluster beans have a distinct flavour and taste. This Cluster beans lentils curry serves as a different variety of side dish to Sambhar and Rasam Rice. In tamil we call it as Kothavarangai and in my city they call as Seeniavaraikai. While buying this vegetable, choose the young beans, because the matured beans are harder. Though paruppu usili is commonly made using this vegetable, Cluster beans Curry also tastes very well and gives a different variety in the menu....

Ingredients for making Cluster beans Curry:

Chopped Cluster Beans 2 cups

Coconut 2 table spoons

Red chilli 1 or 2

Cumin seed 1 tea spoon

Shallots (Small Onions) 5

Oil 1 table spoon

Thur dhal 2 table spoons

Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon

Mustardd seeds urad dhal and Hing powder for seasoning

Method for doing Cluster Beans Curry:




Remove the top and bottom ends of cluster beans and chop them after washing.



In a pressure pan or cooker add the thur dhal in the bottom and put the vegetable on it. Pour just half cup of water. Add turmeric powder and salt. pressure cook it for 2 whistels.



Powder the coconut, chilli, cumin seeds and shallots in a mixie and keep aside.



Heat the pan with oil and saute it with mustard seeds urad dhal and hing powder.



Add the boiled cluster beans and dhal mix to it and stir well till the water dries out completely.



Now add the coconut mix and chopped curry leaves and stir for 2 minutes.



The aromatic cluster beans curry is ready to eat.



  1. Hmm yummy....hope we can try d same with capsicum . simply sauté d capsicum and add the coconut mix..

    1. Yes Gayathri. The same thing could be followed with capsicum and also Chow chow.