Matikkaya Podi

Goruchikkudukaya aka Matikkaya aka Cluster Beans is one of our favorite vegetables in the bean family. The other day when we visited my cousin, my maternal aunt who is staying with them, shared some age old recipes from her family.

This curry is one such. The biggest advantage of making this curry was I didn't have to painstakingly chop them with a knife! I just popped them into the food chopper :). 

Here is the recipe for Day 4 Week 2 of BM #27.

Ingredients - 

Goruchikkudu kaya / Cluster Beans, coarsely ground 2 cups
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 seeds, Curry leaves)
To Grind - 
Onions 1/2 cup
Green Chillies 1-2
Coconut Powder 2 Tbsp (Optional but preferable)

Matikkaya Podi

Method Of Preparation -

Boil the coarsely ground cluster beans with as little water as possible and set aside.

In a pan, heat oil and prepare the seasoning by adding the chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds and mustard seeds.

After the mustard seeds pop, and the dals are brown, add the onion paste and saute till the raw onion smell disappears.

Add the boiled cluster beans and sprinkle salt. Mix well and cook until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.

Remove and serve hot with Rice and dal.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#27.

Preparation Time  25-30 min
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Friday, April 12, 2013


  1. Cluster beans have always been one of my most liked beans...and to find a variety on marked , will try the next time I get these beans.

  2. Unknown Says:
  3. beautiful picture Harini.. love the recipe

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  4. Indian Khana Says:
  5. Looks so yum ..nice recipe

  6. Srivalli Says:
  7. Wow this is surely a lovely dish Harini, I have never chopped this fine and used..we normally discard the water in which we boil as it turns about this?

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. Love how finely you have chopped them, we do add few soaked channadals with this cluster beans,delicious fry.

  10. Suma Gandlur Says:
  11. Love the way the vibrant color of the cluster beans is preserved.
    My MIL used to prepare but somehow I had never tried it eating. I am sure she never used onion or coconut in this recipe but have no idea how she used to prepare it. Have to get the recipe from my SIL.

  12. this is indeed a different way of making it, nice recipe

  13. Unknown Says:
  14. My sister is such a fan of cluster beans she is going to love it and demand it everyday :)

  15. divya Says:
  16. these look absolutely amazing... :)

  17. Archana Says:
  18. Love cluster beans. Love this no fuss veggie. Especially the chopping part.:)

  19. Manju Says:
  20. Can't find it as custard beans from the picture finely chopped,

  21. sujitha Says:
  22. so nicely y chopped the beans... looks fabulous

  23. Rajani S Says:
  24. The dish has a nice bright green color...looks good!

  25. Pavani Says:
  26. I like goruchikkudukayalu, but don't buy them for the gear of chopping them. This dish sounds perfect and delicious.

  27. veena Says:
  28. Love the way the colour is preserved Harini. Very nice click

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