February 16, 2016

Kothavarangai poriyal recipe - Cluster beans poriyal

kothavarangai poriyal image
Kothavarangai poriyal recipe with step by step pictures - Kothavarangai poriyal is a simple side dish of Tamil Nadu cuisine prepared with cluster beans. This is mainly a side dish for rotis. This can also be had as a side dish with sambar rice. Cluster beans are low in glycemic index with very high fiber content which helps in controlling blood sugar levels in the body. It is also a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. It is good for blood circulation, bone health and digestion. So, using cluster beans in the diet on regular intervals is beneficial for your health. By following the below given steps you can make delicious cluster beans poriyal very easily.

Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe

Prep time : 15 mins                                                                            
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time : 30 mins
Recipe type : Side dish
Cuisine : Tamil Nadu
Yield : Serves 4 
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients 
  • 500 grams cluster beans
  • 1 heaped tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 tsp salt or as required
  • 1½ cups water

For the tempering
  • 3 - 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3/4 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida/hing
  • 1 tsp split black grams 
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves

Method
  1. Wash the cluster beans thoroughly. Pinch off the tips and stems. Cut into 2 - 3 pieces and set aside. 
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustards seeds to it. When they splutter, add jeera and asafoetida. 
  3. Add the urad dal, chopped green chillies and curry leaves.  Saute until urad dal is aromatic. 
  4. Add the chopped cluster beans and saute for a minute. 
  5. Add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Saute for 2 minutes. 
  6. Then add 1½ cups of water and cook covered on medium flame till the cluster beans become soft. Further simmer till the poriyal become dry. 
  7. Add the grated fresh coconut. Mix well until coconut combines well. Switch off the flame. 
  8. Serve the kothavarangai poriyal hot as a side dish to sambar rice and roti.

Kothavarangai poriyal - step by step pictures

1.  Wash the cluster beans thoroughly. Pinch off the tips and stems. Cut into 2 - 3 pieces and set aside.
chopped cluster beans to make kothavarangai poriyal

2.  Add the mustards seeds to it. When they splutter, add jeera and asafoetida.
heat oil , add mustard seeds jeera

3.   Add the urad dal, chopped green chillies and curry leaves. Saute until urad dal is aromatic.
add urad dal, green chillies, curry leaves.

4.  Add the chopped cluster beans.
add chopped cluster beans
5.  Add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. 

add all powder and salt

6.  Saute for 2 minutes or till all the ingredients combine well.
saute for 2 mins

7.   Then add 1½ cups of water.
add water to it

8.  Cook covered on medium flame till the cluster beans become soft.
cook covered on low flame

9.  Further simmer till the poriyal become dry.
cook until soft

10.  Add the grated fresh coconut. Mix well until coconut combines well. Switch off the flame.
add coconut

11.  Kothavarangai poriyal is ready to serve.
mix till the coconut combines well

 12.  Serve the kothavarangai poriyal hot as a side dish to sambar rice and roti.
kothavarangai poriyal is ready to serve

5 comments:

  1. I am a big fan of cluster beans. Very easy and yummy side dish with all health benefit

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  2. yummy kottavarangai poriyal...all time favourite...

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  3. Lovely poriyal, delicious and healthy too

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  4. Looks delicious, Vidya. I am sure this cluster beans sabzi would taste great with chappati, excellent share.

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