Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Clusterbeans Channadal Stirfry/Kotthavarai Poriyal

Clusterbeans,an annul legume which grows better under conditions with frequent rainfall and its 80%of world production is in India..young, fresh clusterbeans have narrow and long body with tiny pods,this cluster beans poriyal is very much famous in rural areas of Tamilnadu..young cluster beans are used in indian cooking, while the mature clusterbean pods are used for their guar gum which is used as thickenig agent in commerical food preparations, cluster beans are very much low in calories and also good for loweing the blood sugar and cholesterol levels..here we get clusterbeans quite easily in Indian groceries, this clusterbeans and channadal stirfry is one of the best side dish my grandma used to do for us, whenever we go to our village, fresh clusterbeans cooked with channadal and sambhar powder this stirfry tastes damn good with hot steaming rice and pappads, i prefer to have this stirfry with rice and boiled egg..such a delicious combination u know..This stirfry goes to Shama's Grammathu Kaimannam..


2cups Clusterbeans (chopped)
1/2cup Channadal
5nos Curry leaves
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Urad dal
1tsp Sambhar powder or Redchilly powder+coriander powder
1/4cup Grated coconut
Salt
Oil
Soak channadal for half an hour..meanwhile heat the oil, add the mustard seeds and urad dal, let them splutters, add the chopped clusterbean pieces, soaked channadal, curry leaves and stir everything for a while, add the sambhar powder r else both redchilly and coriander powder to the clusterbeans and sitr for few minutes, add enough water and cook in medium high flame, stir occasionally.Once the water get evaporated, add the grated coconut to the stirfry and put off the stove..Serve hot!

21 comments:

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Nice dish priya..sweet and simple..would go greatt with rotis :)

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

my most favourite priya...thank u for this lovely dish......

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

I love beans like this, just hubby and dughter don't like; drool.

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

i rarely cook this....comfort food with rice..:)

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

I never tried cluster beans with dals.Looks tempting.

Ushanandini said... Reply To This Comment

I'd love to have with sambar 'n' rice! Looks yummmm.....

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Love the sweet taste of Cluster beans, looks delicious P! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy and my fav too Priya...

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

I love love cluster beans .. the taste is just awesome

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and delicious dish. Love the taste of this.

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and easy dish..and nutritious too :)

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and healthy dish... Looks delicious!

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Great dish Priya..Clusterbeans is my fav all time and that too with channadal..lovely and yummy !!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Good one, C.beans are coming to the market here!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

nice combo. healthy dish.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

oohh superb like to have this poriyal with hot rice and a drop of ghee mmmmmmm mouthwatering very yummy recipe priya

Shreya said... Reply To This Comment

kothavarai is a regular at home, once a wk. but i ve never made it this way..will try it:-)

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like such a simple recipe and am sure it is as easy to make it too.

Vicky Xavier. said... Reply To This Comment

Kothavarangai poriyal looks delicious.

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious poriyal..

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I love kothavarangai poriyal...goes well with rasam :)