Cluster Beans Poriyal

Cluster Beans Poriyal

Kothavarangai Poriyal:

Gorichikudukaya Koora. Gavar Phalli ka Subzi. Cluster Beans Stir-Fry. Kothavarankai Ellu Poriyal.

I am a big fan of this vegetable! But none of them like it, at home. Usually they say, it increases one’s bile secretion! I am not very sure, whether its true! Anyway, my mommy used to add lots of cumin seeds…believing that it would counter-react with that excess bile secretion!! If you want to know my mother’s recipe for this, you know where to scroll, right! Today, I slightly tweaked her recipe…used sesame seeds in place of cumin seeds. It turned out nice. So here you go..


Cluster beans 1/2 kilo
Sesame seeds black/brown 1 small cup
Dry red chilies 1 fistful
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Garlic 6-8 cloves crushed
Sesame oil few spoons
Mustard seeds few
Curry laves to garnish.


Dry toast the chilies and sesame seeds, each separately…and powder them together.

Chop the beans evenly, set aside.

Boil water in a vessel…add the chopped beans to it. Cook till it is kind of semi-done.

Now discard the water…retain he beans, of course.

In a wide wok, heat oil. add the spices. Now stir-in the veggies, add salt and turmeric…stir0fry for couple of minutes.

Finally add the powdered item from step 1. Mix well…let this be in high heat for 2-4 minutes. Remove from heat, serve warm to go with your meals.


20 Responses so far.

  1. Sanghi says:

    This kothavaranga poriyal looks new to me adding some spiciness. Will surely try dear!

  2. Add ground masala is new to me…i love them

  3. Simple recipe but looks good as well as healthy

  4. Nandini says:

    Adding Sesame seeds is totally new version! So with two handles in the bowl is easy to grab for me ..hehehehe.

  5. Prathibha says:

    I rarely cook with this beans…ur poriyal looks nice..

  6. Kanchan says:

    I’ve cluster beans lying in my fridge, will try this out !

  7. Poriyal looks really yummy..nice entry..

  8. priya says:

    looks so delicious…spicy n nice!

  9. malar…….Kothavara poriyal superaa irukku.. :) wonderful snap dear…. :) so i hope u came out from the tensions happened previously….

  10. Chitra says:

    This is new to me…will try nd c

  11. Ann says:

    Ho,this is a unique poriyal coz i didnt even dream about a spicy thing with kothamara,as we call it Malar.Looks so spicy.esp with sesame seeds and all,what a taste that is goin to be.Kothamara in itself is a diff flavour to tell.apart from sambar,i rarely use them at my kitchen.lemme see this.thanks dear.

  12. Abhilash says:

    Thanks for dropping a comment…

    It is the first time I am on your blog.. It is not fair to give a comment on a article… Let me read it regularly and will comment…

    What do you think?

    I know you will say a good idea… see; I knew it…

  13. my kitchen says:

    my mother used to cook regularly.i love ur recipe

  14. Shri says:

    Delicious looking dish!We also add some tamarind and jaggery to this…

  15. Spicy kothavarakkai poriyal makes me crave. Nice dish da.

  16. Rina says:

    Malar, goruchikkudukaya is one of my favorite beans..Usually I cook it with tomatoes or make poriyal..You inspire me to cook and post my versions now..

    Your Ellu version is gr8..luv ot try it..sure it will taste nice.

  17. kittymatti says:

    i will try yr recipe sometime..nice way of making it!!

  18. Homecooked says:

    This looks really nice! Havent had cluster beans for a long time. This looks delicious.

  19. Valarmathi says:

    Looks yummy and delicious.

  20. Gita says:

    I too like this poriyal…usually I make a simple one with onions and seasonnings…your sounds very tasty Malar…have to give your a try soon :)

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