Thursday, April 5, 2007

Cluster Beans or Guar Bean/Gori Kayi Pallaya

Guar Bean or Cluster Bean is one the most traditional crop of India .Its mostly grown in dry warm and arid region, largest grown area is Jodhpur ,Rajasthan in India. After searching the net I came to know that India is 80% cluster bean grower.
And young ones are used as vegetable and matured ones are used to prepare Guar gum.

Guar Gum is called as naturally food thickening . Even this as medical value. It reduced Blood sugar level and cholesterol level in your body.As its in low in calories.

Its called kothavarakkai in Tamil. In Kannada its called as gori kayi. In Marathi it called gwarai.
usually prepare 2 different verity of curries in guar.


1 or 2 cups of cut cluster beans
half cup of milk.
peanut powder 2 tbs
2to 3 red chilies
Channa dal/Bengal gram1 tbs
Sambar power1 tbs
black gram 1 tbs
Mustered seeds 1/2 tbs
Hing a pick
salt to taste
oil 2 tbs
1/4 cup of water


Take a cluster beans , pluck both ends and remove the tread. Cut the cluster beans into long pieces.

In a pan add oil, seasoned the mustered seeds., Channa Dal, Urad Dal, hing. when it splutters add cluster beans. fry it for few minutes.Add 1 tbs sambar powder to it. Add 1/4 cup of water and 1/2 milk. Cover it with lid. Stir it in middle so that it should 't form a cuddle. When you see a creamy layer in your pan add peanut powder to it. Cook it for 2 to 3 minutes.

Cluster Beans Curry is ready to serve with chapati or rice.


You can make it with Goda Masala .