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Cluster Beans Curry with Black Eyed Bean Salad

Poonam Bachhav
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Cluster Beans Curry with Black Eyed Bean Salad RECIPE

There is no other joy other than to dig in a homemade lunch box which is not only healthy and filling but which is cooked and packed with loads of love by our mom or wife ! Pack this spicy cluster beans curry with chapati or paratha and pair it with nutritious black eyed bean salad and spiced buttermilk .

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Tiffin Recipes
  • Maharashtra
  • Blending
  • Steaming
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. For the cluster beans curry -250 grams Cluster beans / Gavar phalli
  2. 2 tbsp Roasted peanut Powder
  3. 3-4 Tbsp milk
  4. 1/4 tsp Carom seeds / Ajwain
  5. Pinch of asafoetida / Hing
  6. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  7. 1 -2 tsp Red chilly powder ( depending upon the desired spice level)
  8. 2 tbsp oil
  9. salt to taste
  10. For the Black eyed beans salad - ½ cup Black Eyed Beans / Lobia
  11. 1/2 cup chopped apple
  12. 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  13. 1/2 cup pomegranate Seeds
  14. 1 small tomato , finely chopped
  15. 1 small onion , finely chopped (optional)
  16. Juice of 1 lemon
  17. 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  18. 1/2 tsp Chaat masala (optional)
  19. 1/2 tsp freshly ground Black pepper Corns
  20. salt to taste.


  1. For the cluster beans Curry Recipe- Choose tender cluster beans for the recipe. Trim the top and bottom part of the beans and break the bean to 2-3 inch pieces using hands.
  2. In a pan, heat the oil on a medium flame. Add Carom seeds. Once they sizzle, add Asafoetida , roasted peanut powder followed by turmeric and red chilly powder. Lower the heat while adding the spices to avoid burning of spice powders.
  3. Now add the cluster beans and mix well. Add milk and give a quick stir.
  4. Now add around 1 cup hot water water or more depending upon the consistency we wish to keep. Add salt and cover cook the curry for 5-7 minutes or until the beans are cooked. Keep stirring in between and check if more water is needed to cook
  5. Serve the delicious cluster beans curry with chapati and enjoy
  6. For the Black Eyed Bean sala- Rinse and soak the Black Eyed Beans in enough water for 6 hours or overnight. Drain the beans and boil them using fresh water either in an open vessel or in a pressure cooker for 1-2 whistle.
  7. Meanwhile chop all the fruits and veggies and keep ready.
  8. In a large mixing bowl take all the chopped fruits and vegetables and the boiled beans. Season it with salt , pepper powder , chaat masala and lime juice. Toss very well . Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.

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