Cluster Beans Paruppu Usili / Kothavaranga Paruppu Usili

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Cluster Beans (Kothavaranga) Paruppu Usili


  • Cluster beans – 250gm
  • Mustard Seed – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 6 tsp
  • Curry Leaves
  • Salt – to taste


  • Channa Dal – 1/2 cup
  • Toor Dal – 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli – 3 to 4
  • Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp


  • Soak Channa dal and toor dal for 1.5 – 2 hrs.
  • Grind the soaked Channa dal, toor dal, red chillies, salt and hing to coarse.
  • Method 1 :
    • Bake the above mix in the idli breathe for 10 – 15 min.
    • After baking,let it cool and  loosen the baked mix with hand or mixie wiper (do not add water).Make sure not to make it a paste.   (or)
  • Method 2 :
    • You can directly fry the dal mixture in the oil until it becomes loosen.But it consumes lot oil.
  • Cook the chopped cluster beans in the boiled water until it becomes tender.
  • After the above process (either of the method) Take a pan and add oil ,mustard seed,curry leaves. Then add the cooked cluster beans and add the dal mix.stir it well.
  • Add salt to taste, fry it for 10 min.
  • Serve it hot with Rice. Serving with Buttermilk Khuzhambu is the best combination.

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  1. Posted by jeyashrisuresh Reply

    i never used cluster beans in my cooking.even i remember i havent tasted it so far.Looks yummy and nice.
    BTW whats spl for satish’s bday.Blog the dish u made specially for him.

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