Whole Cluster Beans Curry

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cluster beans are widely available in India and is used in Indian cuisine a lot. They are green and known as "goru chikkudu kaya" in Telugu and "guar ki palli" in Hindi. These beans, like other beans, are rich in proteins and have plenty of fiber and therefore good for digestion. This easy preparation avoids the pain of chopping them finely especially for people who are in a hurry to cook. I have used whole beans with the tips removed. Also I have used ajwain or carrom seeds which are again very popular in India. It is good for digestion and has a specific flavour. Even less oil is required for this dish.I t is better to use tender cluster beans for this preparation.

Serves two to three people.


  1. Remove the tips of the cluster beans and steam or boil them in water with a little salt. Try to use the beans which are of the same size.

  2. Take a pan and add the oil and heat it.

  3. Add cumin seeds and fry.Lower the heat and then add the turmeric powder,ajwain powder,chilly powder and salt and mix.

  4. Fry for a second and add the steamed cluster beans and mix well with the ingredients added.

  5. When the curry is a little dry, remove from heat and serve in a bowl with rice or chappatis.

Ingredients Quantity
Tender Cluster Beans 200 gms
Ajwain Seed Powder 2 tsps
Tumeric Powder 1 tsp
Chilly Powder ½ tsp
Cumin Seeds (Jeera) ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp or less


achuta at: May 29, 2011 at 5:55 PM said...

hi ram
a good recelpe too. it is fun making it. it tasted good too. prashant spent an hour carving and shaping the pic. bye

Ramani Ramaiah at: May 29, 2011 at 7:34 PM said...

Thanks Ramani

Anonymous at: June 21, 2011 at 4:59 AM said...

This sounds good . How about writing a sweet recipe for the sweet tooth fans I am enjoying reading and trying allyour recipes Bharathi

Ramani Ramaiah at: June 21, 2011 at 9:05 PM said...

Thanks Some sweet recipes are coming up. Take care Ramani

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