Kothavarangai Poricha Kozhambu


Kothavarangai Poricha Kozhambu


  • Cluster beans: 250 gms
  • Tur Dal: 3/4 cup
  • Tamarind Paste: 2 tsp
  • Sambar Powder: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt: 3 tsp
  • Asafoetida: 1/2 tsp
  • Gingelly oil: 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
  • Jaggery powder: 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves: few

To Grind

  • Urad Dal: 1 tbs
  • Pepper: 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp
  • Red chillies: 3-4
  • Coconut: 2 tbs


  • Chop the cluster beans into small pieces.
  • Pressure cook the tur dal, cluster beans with turmeric and sambar powder.
  • Heat half of gingelly oil and fry urad dal, pepper, red chillies and grind it into a coarse paste along with scraped coconut and cumin seeds.
  • Heat oil in a pan again add mustard seeds when it crackles add curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Pour the pressure cooked dal and beans into the pan and add the tamarind paste and boil for few minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt, jaggery and the ground paste.
  • Boil till the required consistency and switch off.


  • You can boil the beans straight on the stove instead of pressure cooking.
  • You can include brinjal along with cluster beans.
  • Lady’s finger fry and cucumber raita is a good combination for this kozhambu.

Courtesy: Smt Uma

General guidelines for healthier food for both body and mind:

  • One should be thinking about Perumal (Nama Smaranam) while cooking, and the purpose should be to offer the preparation to Him.
  • Once the food is prepared, it should be offered to Perumal first. While offering, one should make sure that the food is neither too hot nor cold. It should be offered with love and affection.
  • Please do not offer either pre-cooked food bought from outside or any pre-consumed food.
  • Please follow thiruvaradanam kramam as instructed by your respective acharya. (http://anudinam.org/2012/03/08/bhagavad-tiruvaradhanam/)
  • Follow ahara niyamam as much as possible. Atleast make sure that onionĀ and garlicĀ are not used at all.(http://anudinam.org/2012/06/11/srivaishnava-ahara-niyamam/)
  • Please ensure that food which are not prasadams are not consumed.

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