Sunday, April 3, 2016

Kothavarangai Paruppu Kootu Recipe-Easy Cluster Beans Kootu without Coconut

Cluster beans is known as Gawar ki Phalli in Hindi and Kothavarangai in Tamil. This is a simple kootu that does not require any grinding. I have prepared this kootu without coconut. This kootu goes well with rice. As it is a Tamil Brahmin style kootu, it does not have onion and garlic also. Today we will learn how to make cluster beans paruppu kootu without coconut following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Kothavarangai Paruppu Kootu

Kothavarangai Kootu without coconut

Kothavarangai Kootu without coconut

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Tender Cluster Beans - 250 grams or 2 cups chopped
   Tur Dal - 1/4 cup
   Rice flour - 1 tsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Urad dal - 1 tsp
   Red Chillies - 3
   Hing - a pinch
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves- 1 tbsp finely chopped


Cut the top and tail and string the cluster beans. Wash and cut it into small pieces as seen in the picture below.

Soak tur dal in hot water for 15 minutes and pressure cook with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder for 3 whistles. Mash it well and keep it aside. Check out how to cook dal, if you are new to cooking dal.

Mix rice flour with 2 tbsp of water and keep it aside. This is used to thicken the kootu.


In a heavy bottomed vessel or kadai, add the chopped cluster beans, enough water to cover the cluster beans (I added 1 cup of water), turmeric powder and few curry leaves. Cook covered until the cluster beans becomes tender.

Once the cluster beans becomes tender, add the cooked and mashed dal.

Cluster Beans Paruppu Kootu recipe

Add water needed and rice flour mixture. Cook on medium heat until the kootu thickens.

Easy Cluster Beans Kootu without Coconut

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chillies, hing and curry leaves. When dal turns golden brown, pour the seasoning over the kootu.

Simmer for another 2-3 minutes. The consistency of the kootu should neither be too watery nor too thick.

Cluster Beans Kootu without Coconut

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot as a side dish for rice.

Another way to have this kootu is to mix it with rice, top it with a tsp of ghee and enjoy it hot. You can have any vegetable curry or papads or pickle as a side dish for this.

More Cluster Beans Recipes

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili 

Cluster Beans Stir Fry 

Kothavarangai Vathal 

Cluster Beans Potato Sabji 

Kothavarangai Puli Kootu 


1 comment:

  1. Really appetizing side dish. This koottu gives a real pleasure when taken as a side dish for curd rice too. Cluster Beans is a special vegetable and few of it surely to be added to Avial which gives a pleasant flavour to it. Thank you for this valuable dish.


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