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Cluster Bean Chutney

Neelima Katti
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Cluster Bean Chutney RECIPE

Cluster beans/ gavar/ chavlekayi tastes way better in chutney form than in the curries. I end up licking it from the mixer jar itself and a substantial portion is already gone before it reaches the plate.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Maharashtra
  • Sauteeing
  • Condiments

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. oil - 1 tablespoon
  2. Green chilly 2-3 (as per taste)
  3. Dry red chilli 1-2 (as per taste)
  4. Cluster beans/ gavar/ chavalekayi (cut in one inch sized pieces) - 1 cup
  5. garlic 3 - 4 cloves
  6. salt as per taste
  7. tamarind - 1 tablespoon
  8. Sesame seeds/ til (dry roasted) 2-3 tablespoons
  9. Groundnuts (dry roasted) 4-5 tablespoons
  10. For tempering: oil 1 tablespoon
  11. Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  12. turmeric - 1/4 teaspoon
  13. Dry red chilli - 1
  14. Curry leaves 10-15 leaves


  1. Heat oil in a pan and saute green chillies, red chillies and cluster beans separately.
  2. Let the beans fry till they are soft and tender.
  3. Add crushed cloves of garlic and fry.
  4. Add tamarind and close the lid for a few minutes.
  5. Turn off the flame, let the ingredients cool down.
  6. Transfer all the contents into a mixer jar, add dry roasted sesame seeds and groundnut seeds, adding a little water at a time grind all the ingredients together into a coarse paste.
  7. For tempering heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, turmeric powder, red chilly and curry leaves.
  8. Pour the hot tempered oil onto the chutney just before serving.

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