- 200 grams cluster beans - chopped
- green chillies
- 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
- 3 tbsp coconut- grated
- salt as per taste
- 2 tsp oil
- 1 tsp mustard
- ¾ tsp urad dal
- a pinch of hing
- curry leaves
Spicy green cluster beans taste even better with a dash of coconut and traditional spices and condiments. ‘Kothavarangai’ is the Tamil word for cluster beans or Gavar, as it is commonly known in Hindi. A very common household name, the vegetable is relished with rice or chapatti across the country. Make it the traditional South Indian way, though, and you’ll experience a very different side to this amazing delicacy. Here’s Kothavarangai Poriyal, straight from Tamil Nadu!
Cluster beans are highly beneficial for the digestive system as they have a high dietary fiber content. They are low in calorie and fat content but are extremely rich in calcium and phosphorus which help in boosting the functionality of the immune system as a whole. It is a great option for those who are on a diet and are working to lose weight!
How to make Kothavarangai Poriyal
‘Kothavarangai’ is extremely popular in Tamil households. Cluster beans are one of the staple foods in the southern part of India, especially around the regions of Tamil Nadu and Kanyakumari.