Monday, November 7, 2011

Cluster Beans Curry | Goruchikkudukaya Kura

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This is a very simple and tasty curry with a freshly ground masala.I am generally lazy to make curries which involves grinding part,but this recipe is like a breeze as the grinding involves only dry ingredients.This can be served as a side dish for roti or rice,let us peek into the recipe.

Cluster Beans Curry Recipe:
(Serves 3-4)

Ingredients:
250 gms Cluster beans
2 medium Onions,finely chopped
a sprig of Curry leaves
1 tbsp Chana dal
1 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
3 tbsp Oil

masala to grind:
3 tbsp grated dry Coconut
2 tbsp Fried gram/chutney dal(dalia)
5-6 Red chillies
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
a small pebble sized Tamarind
Salt to taste
Method:
  • Wash and trim the edges of cluster beans and chop them fine.
  • Heat oil in a big kadai and crackle mustard seeds and add urad dal and chana dal and fry for a minute until they turn brown.
  • Add curry leaves and finely chopped onions and fry until the onions are light pink in color.
  • Add chopped cluster beans and fry well.Cover it with a deep plate and pour some water over it,steam cook it for 12-15 mins over low flame.Remove the plate and cook the cluster beans again over medium flame for 5-7 mins.
  • Mean while grind grated dry coconut with fried gram,tamarind,red chillies,turmeric powder and salt to a coarse powder.
  • Add the ground masala to the cooked cluster beans and mix well and cook for 2-3 mins.
Serve it hot with rice/roti.

Notes:
  1. You can even boil the cluster beans and add to fried onions,this will reduce the time of cooking.
  2. You can follow the same procedure for yard long beans or french beans and prepare in a similar way.
  3. If you like the flavor of garlic while grinding the masala add 2-3 cloves of garlic at the end and grind and add it to the curry.
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46 comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow this is very tempting recipe,love to have it simply with rasam...very healthy recipe too...

Ramya said...

That looks soo yummy:-) very comforting!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

The masala part sounds really good as I have never added fried dal and tamarind combination. Nice and comforting side dish with dal and rice. Love this Prathy

DV said...

The pic reminds me of Usli (altho' there's no tamarind here). A different recipe to me, will try soon! :)
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Sudha Sabarish said...

One of my fav kura.We also prepare this but wont add onion alone.

suma said...

This is tempting variation of cooking cluster beans. I rarely cook this vegetable these days as I don't get good tender ones. Shall try your recipe,looks delicious!

Nisha said...

Wow that masala sounds really interesting

Priti said...

Looks so delicious ....I shall try it ....and nice pics dear

Santosh Bangar said...

DONDS TASTY STIRE

Sharmilee! :) said...

Flavourful n tasty...luv it with rice

Kadhyaa said...

Prathy looks great never had cluste beans in this form

Jayasri Ravi said...

Wow, I have never made a stir fry with this kind of masala, lovely clicks, very tempting

Pari said...

Comfort food at it's best. Do make it to my event dear.


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Kaveri said...

The recipe is very different from what I usually make...will definitely try out this version..nicely clicked

Rani acharyulu said...

I never tried this type of masala in Goruchikkudukaya,nice version,will try soon.... looks delicious.

Radhika said...

Ah, the famous paruppu usili as we call it will always be the most comfort food for me. Lovely clicks Prathy.

Priya said...

Yum yum,i can have this curry with rasam and curd rice..delicious!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy delicious fry dear :)

Archana said...

delicious. Never tried fried gram before will do so now.
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Nitha said...

Looks yumm... delicious...

Sanjeeta kk said...

simple and wonderful recipe!

ANU said...

never liked cluster beans...but this looks so inviting..hv to try this!


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Sumee said...

I have never tried this masala with those beans.. Nice combination of daals

aipi said...

Love your presentation, recipe sounds fab as always!
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Aarthi said...

This looks really good..Mouthwatering dear..Thanks for the recipe .will try soon..

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Uma said...

Looks so tempting and delicious. Nice dish.
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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks super tempting and comforting. Nice one.

Rinku Naveen said...

Yummy recipe. I like cluster beans. The masala too sounds too good.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice way to cook cluster beans and the clicks are awesome!

Babli said...

Wonderful recipe. Looks yummy, tasty, flavourful and tempting.

Gayathri NG said...

Wow i luv this curry verymuch,like to mix with rice and vadakam...

Shri said...

Been a while that I heard the name or bought this veggie...Looks very yummy...

jeyashrisuresh said...

i have never cooked cluster beans, the masala looks very interesting and flavorful. Will try with beans.Pretty clicks

Swathi said...

Delicious, i love cluster beans, getting fresh is real task here.

Rekha shoban said...

healthy dish...really new to me...lovely click!

Sush said...

Looks different than what I regularly make. Will try this version!

FoodLovers said...

yummy recipe

faseela said...

tempting dish..........
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Indulge said...

Different way of cooking for me, but will soon try this.. what is the dal in the pic.. looks equally tempting.. only thing missing is hot phulka with ghee. I kind of self invited myself to yumm food, hope you do not mind the gesture
Love Ash.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I love to have that bowl of beans curry with just plain rice..yummy yum yum:)

Prathibha said...

@Ash...it was simple dal tadka which is der in d background..I agree phulka was missing as I made rice that day n was not in a mood 2 plate up..you are always welcome 4 d feast dear..

Indulge said...

@ Prathibha
You are a sweet heart. I am a phulka person, not much of a rice fan..unless the rice is piping hot and the curry is manchurian or if biryani is looking at me...my next trip down Mumbai, we can meet for the feast surely.
Love Ash.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Flavorful and delicious.. love with curd rice..
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divya said...

Flavorful n tasty...luv it with rice

Ambreen said...

Delicious & flavorful curry, lovely presentation!

Rupa said...

Hi Pratibha,

Recently started browsing hour recipes and they are too good. This cluster beans recipe was a big hit When I did this for a get together. I made this with long beans though. Thank you so much.

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