April 30, 2013

Goru Chikkudu Ulli Karam (Cluster beans with onion masala)

Cluster beans - 250 gms
Onions - 4
Tamarind - 2 strips
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Dry coconut - 1/4 cup (grated)
Red chillies - 10-12
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - few


  • Trim the edges and cut the cluster beans into 1" pieces. Boil them till tender. Drain the water completely.
  • Dry roast red chillies and coriander seeds.
  • Grind red chilies, coriander seeds, coconut to make powder. Add chopped onions and tamarind and grind them to make  paste.
  • Heat oil in kadai, add mustard and cumin seeds,curry leaves, Fry till mustard crackles.
  • Add onion masala, salt and turmeric. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add cluster bean pieces and cook till dry and well cooked.
  • Serve with rice or roti.

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