Sunday, 2 June 2013

Cluster Beans Stir Fry Recipe (Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe)

Hi friends,
                          Cluster Beans Stir Fry is a simple south Indian side dish. Its very easy to cook. Cluster beans consists of protein and fiber which helps to strengthen our digestive system. Usually Cluster Beans are cooked with vegetable curries or lentil dals. My mom taught me this stir fry. To enhance the taste of the cluster beans, we may add the scrapped coconut or the fried gram powder.Lets see the ingredients needed and how to cook the Cluster Bean Stir Fry .

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 15 min
Serves : 3
  • Cluster beans 250g
  • Oil 5 tsp
  • Mustard seed 1 tsp
  • Black gram 1 tsp
  • Garlic 2 clove
  • Onion 1
  • Curry leaves
  • Fried gram flour 3 tsp
  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste.
  • Wash all the Cluster Beans and cut them into small pieces.
  • Chop the onion and set aside.

How to make Cluster Bean Stir Fry:
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seed and black gram.
  • Let them splutter. Now add the crushed garlic , fry it until it turns to golden brown.
  • Add the chopped Cluster Beans and saute them for a minute and add sufficient water, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt to it.
  • Close with the lid and cook it in a low flame for fifteen minutes.
  • Once the Cluster Beans have cooked well, add the fried gram powder to it and saute it for a minute.
  • Garnish it with the curry leaves.
  • Here is your Cluster Beans Stir Fry is ready to serve.
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Try it and enjoy.

Happy cooking. Have a nice day.


  1. looks yummy & mouthwatering!

  2. Looks very delicious as usual Neela, Slurp

  3. Very healthy and lovely kothavarangai....

  4. looks really delicious... yumm...

  5. Never tried this version.. Bookmarked !

  6. Wow! Delicious and healthy Neela :-)

  7. Wow, this is new to me. But looks interesting and delicious. I'm gonna try this when I get to my mom's house. I just love stir fry recipe and so does my mom. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Great blog.