Kothavarangai Pachadi recipe | Cluster beans curry

Kothavarangai Pachadi recipe | Cluster beans curry can be served as side dish for Cooking rice Idli or Chapathi . This is prepared with kothavarangai / seenivarangai / cluster beans with Botanical name – Cyamopsis tetragonoloba along with toor dal, onion, tomato, sambar powder, tamarind juice and salt. Seasoning is done with one tsp of oil, mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Cluster beans  is a powerhouse of nutrition, abundant with protein, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber. It helps in treating anemia, diabetics, cardio health, bone strength and blood circulation.

Cluster beans
Cluster beans

Ingredients:-

  • kothavarangai / cluster beans – 1/4 kg
  • toor dal – 1/2 cup
  • turmeric powder / manjal podi – 1/4 tsp
  • onion – 1 (chopped)
  • tomato – 1 (chopped)
  • sambar powder – 1 tsp Authentic Chettinad Sambar Powder
  • tamarind – lemon size (juice extracted) or 1 tsp of tamarind paste Tamarind Paste Preparation
  • salt – to taste

For seasoning:-

  • veg oil – 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds / kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • urad dal / ulundham paruppu – 1 tsp
  • asafoetida / perungayam – pinch

Method:-

1. Chop kothavarangai into small pieces.

Chopped kothavarangai
Chopped kothavarangai

2. Cook kothavarangai and toor dal with one drop of oil, turmeric powder and water.

Ingredients in cooker
Ingredients in cooker
Cooked ingredients
Cooked ingredients

3. Chop onion and tomato and keep it ready.

Chopped onion, tomato and curry leaves
Chopped onion, tomato and curry leaves

4. Heat one tsp of oil in a fry pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add urad dal. When it turns golden add asafoetida and chopped onion. When it turns pale all curry leaves and chopped tomatoes.

Chopped tomatoes added
Chopped tomatoes added

5. Now add cooked kothavarangai and toor dal.

Cooked kothavarangai and toor dal added
Cooked kothavarangai and toor dal added

6. Add sambar powder, turmeric extract and salt.

Sambar powder, tamarind extract and salt added
Sambar powder, tamarind extract and salt added

7. Add one cup of water and keep it in low flame for few minutes till raw smell leaves.

Water added
Water added

8. Add one tsp of ghee and serve along with rice.

Kothavarangai Pachadi recipe | Cluster beans curry
Kothavarangai Pachadi recipe | Cluster beans curry

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