February 18, 2018

Spicy Cluster Beans Chutney / Spicy Kothavarangai Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 15 / #100chutneys

Cluster beans are one of the veggies which is not liked by many people especially children because of its mild bitterness. But the veggie has lots of health advantages so I always include in our menu once in 10 days. Cluster beans are popularly known as Kothavarangai in Tamil, Gawar in Hindi, Goruchikkudu in Telugu and Kothamara in Malayalam. Many recipes like gravy, stir fry, kuzhambu, aviyal etc can be prepared using this veggie. And today, I have used this veggie to prepare a spicy chutney to pair up with Idli and Dosa. All the veggies are pressure cooked and made into a fine paste is further cooked for few minutes. Adjust the quantity of red chilli according to taste bud.

If you have cluster beans haters at home, do try this delicious chutney and for sure, it is very difficult for them to identify.

Here comes the recipe for a healthy, tasty and spicy chutney...

Ingredients :

2 Onions, chopped 
2 Tomatoes, chopped 
4 - 5 Garlic pods
1/2 Cup Cluster beans Finely chopped
6 - 8 Dry red chillies ( Adjust the quantity according to taste bud )
1/2 Tsp Cumin / Jeera seeds
Salt to taste 
2 Tbsp Oil ( Gingelly Oil ) 

For Tadka :

1 Tsp Oil 
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal 
A pinch of Hing powder 
Few Curry leaves

Method :

Add chopped onions in a cooker along with tomatoes, garlic pods, chopped cluster beans, dry red chillies and cumin seeds.

Add 1 cup water and pressure cook it for 3 - 4 whistles.

Once done, switch off the flame and wait until the pressure of cooker gets released.

Now grind the pressure cooked vegetables into fine paste by adding the required quantity of salt.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add the ground chutney.

Cook it for 3 - 4 minutes and transfer it to a bowl.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering, add urad dal followed by hing powder and curry leaves.

Add tadka to the prepared chutney and serve.

Serving Options :

Serve with Idly or Dosa.


  1. Wow this is something very much new to me . Never tried or tasted this chutney but it sounds superb. Definately very delicious. Lovely share

  2. Absolutely loved the idea of using cluster beans in a chutney. The chutney looks delicious with such great flavours. Great share!

  3. I love cluster bean curry so would love the taste of this chutney.

  4. I think 🤔 have never tried cluster beans..have to check how do they look. The curry on the other hand looks really tempting!

  5. I have never ever thought of making chutney with cluster beans. In fact cluster beans is a mystery to me. I only probably know one way of making it..hahahha... Thanks for sharing a wonderful and quick recipe.

  6. You come up with such brilliant ideas for chutney, i would not have thought of using cluster beans in any chutney.
    Love the brilliant color as well.

  7. Im just loving your chutney series.. Saw your posts in Instagram too.. Very useful and im saving it for reference..

  8. OMG..chutney made with cluster beans! Amazing, such a beautiful and tempting chutney.

  9. Another great chutney recipe with healthy ingredient. perfect with dosa idli pr paratha.

  10. True, had never thought of making chutney with cluster beans. It looks delicious Priya!

  11. Never knew I could make chutney out of cluster beans. Will save it for making sometime later.

  12. Haven't made chutney with cluster beans..looks delicious

  13. Some times I wonder how many types of chutneys are there in South Indian cuisine to try with Idli , dosa. Thanks for sharing Priya. I'll book mark all your chutneys and will trty to make as many as I can. Made your cabbage chutney. That was wonderful

  14. I would have never thought to add cluster beans to a chutney, what a great recipe idea and use of ingredients.

  15. Wow I am amazed to see the various kinds of chutneys you make. This one with cluster beans looks so tempting.

  16. Priya, we love cluster beans but I know how to make only in a yogurt based curry. Thanks for sharing this recipe as next guvar sabji is definitely going to be different.

  17. Sorry... meant chutney and not sabji

  18. Loving ur 100 chutney series Priya! This one looks delicious! Making chutneys is veggies is a like way to feed fussy kids and adults at the same time 😂