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Cluster Beans with Garbanzo

5 Aug

Goru Chikkudu Kaya Senagala Vepudu.

Cluster beans / guar is chopped into inch size pieces and either boiled or steamed till soft. Boiled cluster beans and cooked chickpeas are fried in tempered oil along with spices and dals. Cluster beans with garbazo can be wrapped in a thin roti or can be served with steamed rice.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Cluster Beans with Garbanzo.


Cluster Beans 2 Cups (Chopped)
Cooked Garbanzo / Chickpeas 1 Cup
Garlic 2 Cloves
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder a Pinch
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry Leaves 4
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove little bit of both ends and chop cluster beans into inch long bits.
Peel and grate the garlic cloves.

Bring to boil 2 cups of water, add chopped cluster beans.
Boil till cluster beans are just cooked but still holding its shape.
Strain and keep aside.
Alternatively, steam the cluster beans till just soft.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add grated garlic.
Stir briefly, add garbanzo and cluster beans.
Fry for couple of minutes, add turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt.
Stir fry for a minute and remove from heat.
Stir in red chile powder and remove the curry onto a bowl.
Serve cluster beans with garbanzo with steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure to cook the cluster beans / guwar well.

Suggestions: If the cluster beans are not cooked properly, put them back on heat, add a splash of water and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: Also cook both cluster beans and garbanzo in a pressure cooker separately.
Other Names: Goru Chikkudu Kaya Senagala Vepudu, Cluster Beans with Garbanzo.