Kotthavarangai Pachadi(Cluster Beans With Lentil)

Serving: 4 | Type: Chettinad kootu/ poriyal



Kotthavarangai -250grms
Thoor Dhal -¼ cup
Onion(Chopped) -3tbsp
Tomato(Chopped) -3tbsp
Turmeric -¼tsp
Chili Dhaniya Powder -1to 2tsp
Salt -to taste
Coriander leaves -few
Tamarind -small marble size



Oil -2tbsp
Mustard -1tsp
Urad Dhal -1/2tsp
Red chili -1
Cumin -¼tsp
Curry leaves -few



  1. Pressure cook the thoor dhal like ¾ boiled and keep it aside.
  2. Soak the tamarind with ½ a cup of water and squeeze out the pulp and keep it aside.
  3. Wash and cut the kotthavarangai as shown in the picture and keep it aside.
  4. Take a pan heat with oil add seasonings fry without burning.
  5. Now add onion and kotthavarangai sauté few minutes then add tomato, salt and turmeric sauté until tomato get mash.
  6. Then add chili dhaniya powder mix well, now add tamarind pulp and ½ cup of water.
  7. Cover with lid and cook for 10 minutes on medium flame.
  8. Then add cooked dhal mix it well cook it for another 3 to 5 minutes
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves, then turn off the stove.
  10. Serve with white rice.


  1. If you want you can make it in the pressure cooker.


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