Rinse and cut the cluster beans into small pieces. Cut onions and tomatoes also in the same manner. Heat oil in tava and add onions. After the onion splits add tomatoes, turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt in order and stir till tomatoes are smashed well. Now add the cluster beans, mix well and close the lid. Cook till the cluster beans are cooked and now add coconut milk. Bring to a boil and off the stove. The gravy is ready to serve.
This gravy suits well for chapathi and crispy dosa.
Note:Cluster Beans are also known as gawar or guar phalli, goru chikkudu or kothavara. They are cousin of the regular green (French or string) beans grown in India, especially in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. These beans are rich in protein, fibre and folic acid - an essential for every women.
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