Kothavarangai Gravy for Chapathi

Cluster beans gravy
onion - 1
cluster beans(Kothavarangai) - 250 gms
tomato - 1
coconut milk - 25ml
sambar powder - 2-3 tspns
turmeric powder - 1 tspn
salt to taste
oil - 1 tspn

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. 


  1. wow this gravy look so creamy n delicious ...clustered beans is one of my favorite ..love to try it soon


  2. creamy and yummy gravy! good one when you are trying to make something different!

  3. This is new to me! I usually make the tomato masala based gravy..Looks delicious!


  4. Hi,thanks a lot dropping by and for your lovely comments,Gravy looks very delicious and very easy to do as well..thanks for sharing

  5. different cluster beans recipe! interesting!

  6. really looks delicious...very innovative gravy... 1st time to your wonderful space... do drop in at my site whenever.. following you..

  7. Gravy looks delicious.Very nicely prepared.



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