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Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili

Published under: BeansSide Dish

Kothavarangai (Cluster Beans)
Kothavarangai (Cluster Beans) – 1/4 kg
Tuvar Dal – 1 cup
Green Chillies – 3
Red Chillies – 2
Curry Leaves – 2 sprigs
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:
Sesame Seed Oil – 3 tblsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Urad Dal – 2 tsp
Asafoetida – a pinch
Curry Leaves – 2 sprigs

1. Soak dal for 2 to 3 hours.
2. Strain all water, add ingredients except the beans.
3. Grind to a rough paste adding very little water if necessary.
4. String and cut beans into very fine pieces.
5. Mix the ground paste with the beans, steam cook in a pressure cooker. Allow to cool.
6. Remove from cooker and loosen the mixture by breaking it into fine pieces with your hands. Ensure that there are no lumps.
7. Heat oil, season ingredients in the order given.
8. Add cooked dal-bean mixture on moderate fire, fry for a while turning now and then till the curry is dry.
9. If necessary, add more oil and fry till crisp.
10. Serve hot.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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