Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Cluster Beans Palya (Dry Curry) | ಗೋರಿಕಾಯಿ ಪಲ್ಯ

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ. 

Cluster beans (gorikaayi / chavalikaayi ) is one of the all season vegetables available in Bengaluru. It's rich in proteins and fiber. It's seeds are dried and powdered and used in preparations of ice-creams,sauce etc..
To be honest, cluster bean is less used in my kitchen! My sister prepares it's curry whenever she buys. This curry is a good combination for rice, roti and chapati.Also it's easy to prepare. Here is the recipe learnt  from my sister.


Ingredients:
Cluster beans - 25-30
Tomato - 1 medium size.
Sambar powder - 3/4 tsp or according to taste.
Shredded coconut (optional) - 1/2 cup.
Finely chopped coriander - 2-3 tsp.
Sugar / Jaggerry - 1/4 tsp.
Water - 1 1/2 cups.
Salt to taste.
For seasoning: 2-3 tsp oil, 1tsp urad dal, 1tsp mustard seeds, 1/2tsp jeera, pinch of  turmeric powder and a strand of curry leaves.


Method:
Chop cluster beans and tomato into small OR medium pieces.
Heat a fry pan and add the seasoning ingredients one by one.
When mustard seeds splutter, add sambar powder and stir well.
Now add tomato and coriander leaves and stir for 2 minutes.
Add chopped cluster beans, 1 1/2 cups of water and mix well. Let it cook for 10-15 minutes covered in medium flame. Stir twice in between.
When beans are cooked, add salt and cook for 5 more minutes.
Now you can add fresh coconut and cook for 2 minutes.
Tasty cluster beans curry is ready to serve!


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