Monday, April 30, 2012

Cluster beans salad / Guar bean salad / kothavarangai poriyal


Cluster beans / Guar bean / kothavarangai  - 500 gms

Shredded Coconut - 3 tblsp

Curry leaves - 6 to 7

Mustard seeds - 1 tblsp

Toor dal - 2 tblsp

Coriander powder - 1 tblsp

Chilli powder - 1 tblsp

Olive oil / any oil - 3 tblsp

Asafoetida/ hing - a pinch (optional)



Cut the two ends of the cluster beans and chop the rest of them into small pieces.Make sure there are no strings coming out at the ends.

Take a pot of water and  put it on high heat .Add a little salt.Boil the chopped cluster beans in the pot till they are tender.Drain with a colander (or) you can microwave on high heat for about 5 mins.

Take another pan and add olive oil .After the oil gets hot add in the mustard seeds. When they pop add in the curry leaves, toor dal and coconut.

Saute until the coconut turns out crispy for about 6-8 mins.Now add the boiled and drained cluster beans.

Now add salt, chilly powder, coriander powder and saute them for 5 mins until they are mixed well.

Its simple and easy to make.Cluster beans salad is ready to eat .

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