Friday 19 June 2020

Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe/Cluster Beans Stir Fry Recipe/How to make Kothavarangai Poriyal with step by step photos

Kothavarangai Poriyal/Cluster Beans Poriyal is yet another easy and healthy poriyal/side dish recipe made very commonly in South India. Cluster beans/kothavarangai is extremely good for diabetes, great for heart, regulates blood pressure, strengthens the bones and aids digestion. This is a very simple and divine poriyal made with very few ingredients and finally garnished with freshly grated coconut. If you are serving for diabetic patients, you can very well skip the coconut. Do try out this healthy Kothavarangai Poriyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy VegetarianPoriyal/Varuval Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Kothavarangai Poriyal with step by step photos…
Kothavarangai/Cluster Beans
½ kg
Turmeric Powder
¼ tsp
Red Chilli Powder
¾ tsp
Grated Coconut
3 tbsp
As needed

For Tempering
1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
½ tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Urad Dal/Ullutham Paruppu
1 tsp
One big pinch
Dry Red Chillies/Kaaindha Milagai
Curry Leaves/Karuvepillai
Preparation Time: 15 minutes                           Recipe Category: Side Dish
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes                            Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Soak the kothavarangai/cluster beans in water and wash it thoroughly.

Cut the top and the tail of the kothavarangai. Chop the kothavarangai to small pieces as shown in the photo.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds, urad dal, asafoetida and fry for 20-25 seconds until the dal changes color. Add curry leaves and fry until they turn crispy.

Now add the dry red chillies and fry for another 20 seconds.

Add the chopped cluster beans/kothavarangai, mix well and saute for about a minute.

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix everything really well.

Add about 1/2 cup of water, cover and cook the beans for about 6-7 minutes. Open in between and give a stir.

Checks if the cluster beans are cooked thoroughly, if not add more water and cook until done.

When the cluster beans is well cooked and all the water is absorbed, add the grated coconut. Stir really well and switch off the stove.

Yummy, delicious and healthy cluster beans/kothavarangai poriyal is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it as side dish along with any South Indian Meals or even with chapathis or rotis.

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