Patoli(Moong dal & Cluster beans)curry


  1. Goruchikkudu kayalu(Cluster/Gawar beans) – 2cups
  2. Moong dal – 1 cup
  3. Onion -1(medium size)
  4. Green chillies – 3

For Seasoning: 

  1. Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
  2. Curry leaves – 4 count
  3. Hing -pinch
  4. Oil – 5tsp



  • Cut the cluster beans into one inch pieces with ends stringed and boil them in a pot with 2cups water covered for 5min and quickly drain them in a colander.Do not overcook,they become flabby and tasteless.
  • Soak the moong dal in 2cups water for 2hrs and grind it into a paste along with green chilles.
  • Take a pan,add 3tsp of oil , add mustard seeds ,hing ,curry leaves .
  • To this add the chopped onions .Fry until onions become brown and add the moong dal paste to this.
  • Keep mixing until the paste becomes dry and add oil when required and finally add the boiled cluster beans and cook for another 5min.
  • Tastes good with rice or chapathi.


2 responses to this post.

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  2. Posted by madhoori on January 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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