Kothavarangai Poriyal – Cluster Beans Stir-Fry

Kothavarangai Poriyal – Cluster Beans Stir-Fry

Kothuavaraka Thoran:

Kothavarangai Thoran. Ghori-chikudukaya Kobari Vepudu. Gaurphalli Sabzi.

Am going blank these days, …ever since, bunch of my too-good (not literally) relatives n friends started cyber-stalking me, I totally lost interest in updating my whereabouts and happenings! Yes, even about cooking n recipes! Hmmm, its bit hard to point out’ that they are actually invading my privacy:( At one point, I just couldn’t help my laughter, when one of my good old room-mate started accusing me that I didn’t mention her name or her food expedition, in any of my posts! Oooops:( I was taken by surprise when my best friend kept a tract of me, and my mood swings through my posts:( And the ever grilling relative of mine is always with series of questions whenever I meet her, why I lost interest in cooking? what I was doing on the days I didn’t cook??Oh boy, girls are giving me some tough time!!!

For some reason…I get that strange feeling of ‘Georgie Boy’ from Seinfeld…where he yells at the top of his voice, how his worlds are colliding!!! Blogging is like my sanctuary…by bringing some stupid buggers to my social circle…I stepped out of that Lakshman Rekha…n now my beautiful world is falling apart:( Anyhooo, with due respect…this blog is not about my culinary marvels nor about chronicles of my nostalgic past, its just a lovely attempt to share some of my basic recipes with food lovers out there:)


Cluster beans 1 kg
Green chilies 5, finely chopped
Grated coconut 1 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric 1 pinch
Urad dal 2 spoons
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves few
Coconut oil few spoons.


In a wide wok, heat oil and throw in the spices and wait till they splutter.

Then add the chopped cluster beans, salt and pinch of turmeric. Cover and cook briefly or until the vegetable is done.

Now, remove the lid and add grated coconut to it, and stir-fry over high until aromatic.

Serve as a side dish to south Indian meals.


One Response so far.

  1. we love this….yummy

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