Cluster beans are good source of lot of vitamins. We used to cook rarely at my houses. I was searching for recipe other than regular fry, found this recipe. We liked it, something different from usual.
|Kothavarankai / Cluster Bean||2 cups|
|Curry Leaves||1 Strand|
|Green Chili||8 nos|
|Asefoetida / Hing||1 pinch|
|Onion||1 no ( Medium Size )|
|Red Chili powder||1 tsp|
|Coriander Powder||1/2 tsp|
|Coriander Leaves||3 tbsp|
|Grated Coconut||2 tsp|
|Channa Dhal||1/2 cup|
Soak Channa dhal for an 1 hr and wash it. Grind it to a coarse paste. Cut the Cluster Bean. Cook it along with water- 1/2 cup, turmeric, Salt and Sugar. Drain the water after it is cooked. Crush the garlic. Split open green chili and red chili. Chop the onions.
In a pan pour Oil, add Mustard, Cumin, Curry Leaves, Green Chili, Hing and fry for a min. Add the ground Channa dhal, Turmeric, Coriander Powder, Red Chili Powder and Salt. Fry for 5 min in Medium Flame. Stir often, dont burn the bottom. After the dhal is fried and cooked properly, add the Cooked Cluster Bean and Coconut. Fry till they become dry. Garnish it with Coriander Leaves.
(*)This goes good with any Puli Kulambu, Curd Rice.