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May 20, 2009

Guar (Cluster) Beans Chutney (Goru Chikkudu Pachadi)

I don’t really know why I am so passionate about chutneys/pickles. I made this chutney with leftover cluster beans curry from the previous day. We usually eat the leftover curry as such the next day too, but sometimes I feel like turning it into a completely new thing (mostly chutneys).

Here is how I make a simple curry with cluster beans: (Sorry, I don’t have the picture of the curry).

I Use:

  • 2 or 3 cups of cluster beans, cut into small pieces with strings removed
  • 1 tsp desiccated Coconut Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp dry red Chili Powder (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Some Curry Leaves
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Bengal Gram (Pachi Senagapappu, Chana Dal)
  • ¼ tsp Black Gram (Minappappu, Urad Dal)
  • 1 or 2 dry red Chilis
  • Salt


Pressure-cook the chopped beans until done.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds + Bengal Gram + Black Gram + red chili + curry leaves and fry for some time until the dals turn golden brown in color.

Add the beans to the pan and fry well. After 5 minutes, add turmeric powder + chili powder and stir well.

After 10 min add coconut pText Colorowder and stir well until it turns brown. Then add salt to taste and keep the pan in low heat for little more time with lid on. This will remove the little raw taste of the beans that exists even after boiling them.

Switch off the stove and keep the pan without any lid. After 5 min the curry is ready to eat with a bowl of rice.

Here is how I turn this curry into chutney:

I add some extra ingredients to the curry (but no frying) to make it more spicy and yummy.

  • 2 or 3 tsp red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Asafetida (Inguva)
  • ½ tsp Tamarind Pulp

That’s all! Just add all these to the curry and grind into a fine paste by adding little water. Enjoy with rice and dollop of ghee!!


jayasree said... [Reply]

Could have never thought of making a chutney out of cluster beans. Looks yummy !!!.

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Wow what a innovation.....Looks yum...

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Thats very creative pachadi Uma...looks spicy and delicious!

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

Asalu dheento pacchadi cheyaalanna alochana vacchinanduku meeku jauharlu uma gaaru....Good one..

ST said... [Reply]

Superb innovative one...Pachadi aadirindi uma:)

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

WOW! Very creative chutney! Nice snap! Looks Yum.

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

I have said before too that for me you are 'chutney queen'! You just did justice to the title:)

Unknown said... [Reply]

chutney with cluster beans..sounds fantastic..

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Great idea Uma...thats a yummy chutney :)

Vishali said... [Reply]

That looks awsome Uma...u have got a nice gift of making chutneys even with leftovers :). Thanks for sharing!

Vrinda said... [Reply]

Great recipe with leftover beans...

Kalyani said... [Reply]

great idea with leftovers uma ... will try this ..

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Graet pickle Uma, I am obsessed with hutneys/pickles like you.

Pooja said... [Reply]

Very creative uma..looking yumm..

Pooja said... [Reply]

Wow what a creativity..amazing! The chutney looks delicious :)

Cham said... [Reply]

Send me some chutney in bowl, I will taste too :)

Madhuram said... [Reply]

I have never made anything other than patoli and kootu with cluster beans. This one is a good idea.

Dhanya Ganesh said... [Reply]

Veri creative idea. Chutney looks yum.

Suganya said... [Reply]

This is a very interesting recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

Indhu said... [Reply]

One more awesome chutney from you :)
love the pictures!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Another chutney from the chutney queen!Yummy recipe!

Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

Oh I have never know about this chutney... looks very inviting am gonna try this!!!

Savi-Ruchi said... [Reply]

what a creative idea, well done Uma. will try it for sure

Raks said... [Reply]

Oh,that sounds really unique,am sur eit would taste great,thanks for the recipe Uma!

Vibaas said... [Reply]

wow! neat idea!

Ammu said... [Reply]

Unique and interesting. Never heard abt this before. shall try this soon.

Purva Desai said... [Reply]

We usually make sabji of cluster beans but chutney is something new.....

Pavithra Kodical said... [Reply]

Uma you are very creative :) I make dry curry with cluster beans.This is so different and looks delicious.Will try this for sure.

Sia said... [Reply]

Uma, this got to be one of the innovative recipes for using cluster beans. lovely!

Unknown said... [Reply]

ammmooooo pachadi adirindiga yekkadi nunch vastayi ee ideas neku uma?! simply superb must be great with steamed rice mmmmmm

Laavanya said... [Reply]

I'm always amazed with your chutneys Uma... My mom always made a paruppu usli witht these cluster beans. Looks spicy & yummy.

Unknown said... [Reply]

very innovative dish. Never gone beyond curry and kuttu out of cluster beans.

Sujatha said... [Reply]

thats quite innovative with cluster beans curry to a chutney! Looks wonderful Uma!

bee said... [Reply]

no chewing? i like that. i hate to chew veggies, esp beans.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

super creative... very nice uma.

Red Chillies said... [Reply]

Very innovative thinking I should say. But knowing your recipes Uma, this is hardly unusual!

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