Thursday, July 18, 2013

Gorikai (Cluster Beans) Chutney



Ingredients:
Tender Cluster beans/Gorikai - 2 cups
Chana dal- 2 tbsp
Black pepper corns- 4-5
Red Chilli powder- 2 tsp
Tamarind juice- 2 tsp
Jaggery- 1/2 inch piece
Coconut gratings- 2 tsp
Salt to taste

For seasoning:
Oil- 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Red Chili- 1-2
Curry leaves- 3-4
Hing- a pinch

Method:
Take 1/2 tsp oil in a pan. Add cluster beans. Fry for a few minutes and cover with a lid. Do not add any water. The cluster beans will be tender in a few minutes. Keep it aside.
Dry roast Chana dal. Grind to coarse powder. Add cooked cluster beans, coconut gratings, red chili powder, tamarind juice, jaggery and salt. Grind without adding water. Add seasonings and mix well.
This chutney goes well with hot steamy rice with a dollop of ghee or with rotis/chapatis.

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