Monday, 17 October 2011

cluster beans (gorikayi) matodi palya

I hate eating gorikayi (cluster beans) but not if its like this... Matodi palya is a traditional dish made from chana dal and cluster beans..

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 7


1. Cluster beans 1/2kg
2. Chana Dal 2.5 cups
3. Coriander leaves
4. Dry red chillies 8-9
5. Green chillies 3-4
6. Grated fresh coconut 1 cup
7. Salt
8. Water
9. Oil 10-12 tablespoons


1. Soak the chana dal for about an hour in luke warm water.
2. Cut the cluster beans and cook it till tender.
3. Grind grated fresh coconut, jeera seeds, green chillies, coriander leaves, dry red chillies and chana dal into a coarse mixture.
4. Heat oil in a kadhai and make seasoning of mustard seeds.
5. To this add the grind paste and cook until the raw smell goes. Keep stirring as it might stick up to the kadhai.
6. Next add the cooked cluster beans and salt and mix well.
7. Cook on medium flame for about 3-4 minutes continuously stirring.

Your cluster beans (gorikayi) matodi palya is ready to relish. Tastes best when hot and with rice. Add a teaspoon of oil when u mix it along with rice. Can be relished with chapathi as well.

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