Cluster Beans Poriyal

Another no onion no garlic side dish for sambhar,rasam,mor kozumbu. This one is also made as the other poriyals. Just that the veggie changes. In South India lot of veggies are made with the same style. These beans can also be made without coconut like Usili, that I would share some other time.

Cluster Beans Poriyal

Here’s the recipe:


Avrakkai (Cluster Beans): 2 cups chopped

To Grind:

Coconut (scraped or slices): 3 tbsp

Green Chilies: 1-2

To temper:

Oil:  1 tsp

Mustard seeds: 1 tsp

Chana dal: 1 tsp

Urad dal: 1 tsp

Turmeric powder: 1 tsp

Salt: to taste

Curry Leaves: 4-5

Water:  1 1/2 cups


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add “to temper” items.
  2.  Add curry leaves, and the cluster beans and turmeric powder.
  3. Add  1 1/2 cups water and cook till done.
  4. As the water dries, add the coconut chili paste and mix well.
  5. Serve.

Cluster Beans Poriyal


Using coconut oil will help enhance the flavors.


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