Cluster Beans Sesame Curry

31 Oct

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Goru Chikkudu Nuvvulu Kura.

Cluster beans / guar is chopped and boiled in water till soft. They are then briefly cooked in oil along with fresh ground sesame seeds powder. Serve cluster beans sesame curry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee or with roti.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Cluster Beans Sesame Curry.

Ingredients:

Cluster Beans 2 Cups (Chopped)
White Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsps
Whole Red Chile 1
Cumin Seeds a Small Pinch
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove little bit of both ends and chop cluster beans into small pieces.
Bring to boil few cups of water in a sauce pot, add cluster beans and few pinches of salt.
Let the cluster beans change color and once cooked, strain the cluster beans.
Grind sesame seeds, red chiles, cumin seeds and salt into powder.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add cooked cluster beans and ground sesame powder.
Stir well and cook for around 5 minutes on low flame and remove from heat.
Serve cluster beans sesame curry with steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure cluster beans are boiled well.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chiles. If cluster beans are not boiled well, cook the cluster beans covered once they are added to the pan.
Variations: Check other variations with cluster beans here.
Other Names: Cluster Beans Sesame Curry, Goru Chikkudu Nuvvulu Kura.

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