Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe - South Indian Style Cluster Beans Sabzi

Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe, a simple South Indian Stir Fry which has Beans cooked with green chillies, coconut and the basic masalas. Perfect to pack in your Lunch Box.

Nithya Anantham
Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe - South Indian Style Cluster Beans Sabzi
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Cluster Beans are known as Kothavarangai in Tamil. Cluster beans have many healthy benefits. It has very high amount of folic acid and vitamin K, making it a super food during pregnancy. Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe is mildly spiced dish, cooked with a simple tempering and grated coconut. 

Serve the Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Jeera Milagu Rasam and Elai Vadam for the weekend elaborate lunch for the family.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Beans Recipes for your everyday Lunch or Dinner:

  1. Crispy Gawar Phali Sabzi Recipe
  2. Gavar Pumpkin Sabzi Recipe
  3. Gavarfali Ki Sukhi Sabzi Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 500 grams Gawar Phali (Kothavarangai / Cluster beans) , finely chopped
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch
  • 4 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 2 teaspoons Oil
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe - South Indian Style Cluster Beans Sabzi

  1. To begin making the Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe, wash and finely chop the cluster beans by discrading the ends and keep aside.

  2. Grind the grated coconut along with green chilli to a course mix using a mixer grinder and keep aside.

  3. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan on medium flame, add the mustard seeds and let it crackle.

  4. Add the asafoetida, dry red chilli, curry leaves and let it splutter.

  5. Once it splutters, add the finely chopped onion and saute until it turns translucent.

  6. Add the chopped cluster beans, season with salt and saute for a minute.

  7. Add half a cup of water and let the cluster beans cook with the lid on. This will take around 10 minutes.

  8. Once the cluster beans are cooked well, dry out the beans by increasing the heat.

  9. Add the coconut and green chilli mixture, stir well and switch off the flame.

  10. Serve the Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe along with Steamed RiceMixed Vegetable SambarJeera Milagu Rasam and Elai Vadam for the weekend elaborate lunch for the family.