May 21, 2015

Cheeni Avarakkai Puli Kuzhambu / Cluster Beans Kulambu Recipe


This is a simple and delicious puli kulambu recipe which is made using dried vathal. We usually get dried cluster beans, dried chillies, dried brinjal, dried vadam from stores and keep it handy. Because when i dont have any veggies on hand, i can use them up and make a quick vatha kulambu or puli kulambu. This is one recipe which i learned from my mom, she makes it only with the dried cluster beans. But i had some onion and a piece of long variety green brinjal on hand so i used that also..

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Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients:

Oil - 3 tblspn
Dried Cluster Beans - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium size sliced thinly
Brinjal - 1 sliced ( I used green long variety)
Tamarind - a small gooseberry size
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1.5 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Rice Flour / Arisi Mavu - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water as needed


Method:

Soak tamarind in water for 5 mins., Squeeze and strain it. Add in chilli, coriander, turmeric and salt. Mix well and set aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add in dried cluster beans and fry till crispy.

Add in brinjal and onions. Saute for a min.

Add in the spice tamarind mix and mix well.

Bring it to a boil, simmer till the veggies are cooked.

Now add in the rice flour which is mixed with water paste. This will thicken the curry.

Enjoy with rice.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients


Slice up your onions and green brinjal lengthwise


You will also need some dried cluster beans


Soak tamarind in some water


Squeeze the pulp and strain the juice


Add in turmeric, coriander and chilli powder


add some salt


Mix well and set aside


Heat oil in a pan


Add in mustard and urad dal


Add little asafoetida


now add in the dried cluster beans


fry till it gets crispy


add in onions and brinjal


toss that well


Pour in the spice mix


mix well


bring it to a boil


simmer till it gets thick


Add in the rice flour mix


mix well


Serve

2 comments:

  1. Hi Aarthi,

    You have used dried ones.Can I use raw cluster beans? Will the taste still be the same ?

    Thanks,
    Ninitha

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  2. @Ninithayes it will be same. u can use raw ones

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