Cluster Beans(Guvar) is known as goruchikkudu in telugu, Kothavara in Tamil and
Malayalam, Gori koyi in kannada and Guvar–ki-phalli in Hindi, cluster beans in fact
originated in India.
A cup of cooked cluster beans contains nearly 110 calorie. Most
of the pod is protein, while the seeds are largely carbohydrate-rich endosperm.
The pod Protein is deficient in methionine, an amino acid that the body requires
from food because it cannot make it on its own.
Food rich in methionine-whole wheat bread or plain chapattis for example, provide
amino acids not supplied by legumes like guvar. The combination is a complete
protein that is comparable to meat and eggs.
6-8 Red chillies
1 pack Guvar
1 Big onion
2 tbs oil
1/2 tbs channa dal
1/2 tbs urad dal
1/2 tbs mustard
1/2 tbs cumin seeds
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste
4 curry leaves
1.If you want to use fresh Cluster beans wash and discard the ends of cluster
beans by cutting it off. Cut remaining cluster beans into around 1 inch pieces.
2.If you want to use cluster beans pack take out from packet. Wash them properly.
Pressure cook them with sufficient water.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Add channa dal, urad dal, mustard, cumin and 1 red chilly.
When mustard start popping add curry leaves. Fry for a min.
3. Add cooked cluster beans, salt, turmeric and mix them all once. Allow them
to cook for 5 min’s, cover to cook on medium heat.
4. Take onion and 7 red chillies grind them coarsely to make an even thick paste.
5. Finally add the paste. Cover to cook on medium heat up to 10 min.
6. Cluster Beans curry is ready to serve with hot rice and little ghee.