Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cluster Beans/Guvar/Goruchikkudu curry

Cluster Beans(Guvar) is known as goruchikkudu in telugu, Kothavara in Tamil and
Malayalam, Gori koyi in kannada and Guvar-ki-phalli in Hindi, cluster beans in fact
originated in India.

Nutrition Facts:

A cup of cooked cluster beans contains nearly 110 calorie. Most
the pod is protein, while the seeds are largely carbohydrate-rich endosperm.
The pod
Protein is deficient in methionine, an amino acid that the body requires
from food
because it cannot make it on its own.

Food rich in methionine-whole wheat bread or plain chapattis for example, provide
amino acids not supplied by legumes like guvar. The combination is a complete
that is comparable to meat and eggs.


6-8 Red chillies
1 pack Guvar
1 Big onion
2 tbs oil
1/2 tbs channa dal
1/2 tbs urad dal
1/2 tbs mustard
1/2 tbs cumin seeds
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste
4 curry leaves


1.If you want to use fresh Cluster beans wash and discard the ends of cluster
by cutting it off. Cut remaining cluster beans into around 1 inch pieces.
2.If you want to use cluster beans pack take out from packet. Wash them properly.
Pressure cook them with sufficient water.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Add channa dal, urad dal, mustard, cumin and 1 red chilly.
mustard start popping add curry leaves. Fry for a min.
3. Add cooked cluster beans, salt, turmeric and mix them all once. Allow them
to cook for 5 min's, cover to cook on medium heat.
4. Take onion and 7 red chillies
grind them coarsely to make an even thick paste.
5. Finally add the paste. Cover to cook on medium heat up to 10 min.
6. Cluster Beans curry is ready to serve with hot rice and little ghee.


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Blue said...

can we substitute any other veg with clusterbeans in this recipe? if yes, which one would be good

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