Chettinad Thattapayathangai Masala recipe | Karamani Masala

Chettinad Thattapayathangai Masala recipe is prepared using thattapayathangai along with chopped onion, tomato, grated coconut, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, poppy seeds and salt. Other names are yard long beans are chawli, cow pea beans, lobia and karamani. You can also read the health benefits of yard long beans before cooking this recipe.

Botanical name is Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis

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Chettinad Thattapayathangai Masala recipe – Ingredients:-

Ingredients - chopped karamani, onion, tomato and curry leaves
Ingredients – chopped karamani, onion, tomato and curry leaves

Chettinad Thattapayathangai Masala recipe – Ingrediets to grind:-

  • grated coconut – 2 tsp
  • fennel seeds / sombu – 1/2 tsp
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1/4 tsp
  • poppy seeds / kasa kasa – 1/4 tsp
  • cashew nuts / mundhiri paruppu – 2 number
Ingredients to grind
Ingredients to grind

Chettinad Thattapayathangai Masala recipe – Ingredients for seasoning:-

  • oil – 1 tsp
  • pepper corns / milagu – 5 to 6 number
  • fennel seeds / sombu – 1/4 tsp
  • curry leaves / karuvepilai – few

Chettinad Thattapayathangai Masala recipe – Method of preparation:-

1. Firstly heat one tea spoon of oil in a fry pan and add fennel seeds and pepper corns.  When they splutter add chopped onion and curry leaves and sauté.

Chopped onion and curry leaves added
Chopped onion and curry leaves added

2. Secondly add chopped tomatoes and sauté for few minutes.

Chopped tomatoes added
Chopped tomatoes added

3. After that when onion turns pale and tomatoes becomes soft, add chopped yardlong beans and sauté for few minutes.

Chopped Thattapayathangai added
Chopped Thattapayathangai added

4. When the yardlong beans shrinks and turns colour, add half a cup of water and close with a lid. Cook for five minutes in low flame.

Thattapayathangai turns colour and shrinks
Thattapayathangai turns colour and shrinks

5. When yardlong beans were cooked well and becomes soft, add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, curry masala powder and required salt.  Further mix well and stir till raw smell leaves the pan.

Spice powders added
Spice powders added

6. Finally add ground coconut and sauté for few more minutes without breaking the beans. If the masala is thick add two tea spoons of water and mix well without sticking to the pan.

Ground paste added
Ground paste added

7. Keep in low flame for few more minutes till all the ingredients merge well and gives good taste and flavour.

Chettinad Thattapayathangai Masala recipe | Karamani Masala
Chettinad Thattapayathangai Masala recipe | Karamani Masala

8. Then switch off the stove and transfer the cooked yardlong bean masala to a serving bowl and garnish with one tea spoon of ghee. Serve as side dish for rice  or chapathi .

Chettinad Thattapayathangai Masala recipe | Karamani Masala
Chettinad Thattapayathangai Masala recipe | Karamani Masala

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