Kothavarangai puli kootu- Cluster beans tamarind gravy- South Indian lunch recipes

    I love cluster beans. I find this frequently nowadays, thanks to the Indian grocery shops which have opened nearby. Its much easier to get many fresh Indian vegetables every week rather than visiting little India once in a while.

    I usually make a stir fry adding onions and it makes a delicious side dish for chapatis.

My mom used to make a kootu adding pepper, tamarind and jaggery. I loved that.


Here I have used a similar recipe I found in meenakshi ammal. I made it as a side dish for rice and sambar.

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Kothavarangai puli kootu- Cluster beans tamarind gravy- South Indian lunch recipes Yum
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and clean the cluster beans,
  2. Cut them to tiny pieces.
  3. Soak the tamarind in a glass of warm water.
  4. Squeeze out the pulp.
  5. Cook the dal till soft and mushy.
  6. Heat a pan.
  7. Add the turmeric powder and salt.
  8. Saute for few minutes.
  9. Add the tamarind water.
  10. Boil this till the beans is cooked and the raw smell of the tamarind goes.
  11. Add the cooked dal and mix well.
  12. Add the jaggery and hing.
  13. Pinch some curry leaves and add.
  14. Allow it to cook for around 7 to 10 minutes.
  15. Grind the coconut adding few drops of water and add it to the kootu.
  16. Dissolve the rice flour in some water.
  17. Add it to the kootu for it to thicken.
  18. For seasoning, heat oil in a small seasoning pan.
  19. Add the mustard seeds, udid dal and channa dal and dried red chillies.
  20. When it crackles, add it to the kootu and mix.
  21. Remove from flame.
  22. Serve with plain rice,sambar rice or rasam rice.
Recipe Notes

Notes-

1. If the cluster beans is not tender, add a pinch of cooking soda instead of turmeric powder.

2.You can use 1/2 cup of coconut milk instead of ground grated coconut.

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4 Comments

  1. Kootu looks really delicious, yummy with some hot rice.

     
  2. Hari Chandana P

    Looks absolutely delicious.. yummy!!

     
  3. Shama Nagarajan

    delicious dear

     
  4. Nice recipe.I make similarly.Must be yum with sambar rice.

     

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