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Mar 28, 2011

Cluster Beans Poriyal/Guar Beans Poriyal

  1. Cluster Beans     1/4 kg
  2. Onion   1 medium (finely chopped)
  3. Curry leaves    few
  4. Coconut   2 tsp(shredded)
  5. Moongdal    2tbsp
  6. Chilli powder    1 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  8. Salt    as needed.
To temper
  1. Oil   2-3 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Chana dal    2 tsp
  4. Urad dal    1 tsp
  5. hing    a pinch
  • Half cook moongdal with  1 and 1/2 cup water and with pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Drain the water and spread the moongdal in a plate and keep aside.(spare the drained water to cook cluster beans).
  • Wash,cut the both ends and chop the cluster beans into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in wok,add the tempering ingredients one by one and fry till chana n urad dal get golden brown,
  • After that add onions and curry leaves,fry for a minute and add the chopped cluster beans.
  • Stir fry the cluster beans for 3-4 minutes(this will help to reduce the bitterness).
  • then add turmeric and chilli powder and mix well.
  • Add enough salt and water (use moongdal cooked water) mix and cook covered till cluster bean get cooked.
  • Once it get cooked,open the lid and stir well ...all the water will be drained but with little moisture.
  • Add shredded coconut and fry for a minute and at last add the moongdal and mix everything gently.
  • Its the cluster beans poriyal is ready .
  • It can be served with sambar,rasam sadham n any variety rices.
Note: some cluster beans will have bitter taste for that reason v r frying them in oil for some minutes.If u don't like adding moongdal omit that and proceed ,but its good choice and rich too.

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