Chavalikaayi maatvadi palya/guar or cluster beans dry curry

Main Dish
3 servings
16 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 3
ChavaLikaayi/Guar/Cluster beans 250 gms (washed wiped and cut into 1/2inch pieces)

Oil 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds 1 teaspoons

Kadale beLe/Chanadal 1 tspn

Uddina beLe/Urad dal 2 tablespoons

Cumin seeds 1tspn

Turmeric ½ teaspoons

Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoons

Lemon juice 1 teaspoons

For grinding

Dried red chillies 1 (for medium spice)

Red chilli powder 4 teaspoons

Chanadal/KadalebeLe soaked in water for 2 hours and drained 1/2 cup

Freshly grated coconut 1/3 cup

Coriander leaves


  • Grind the soaked dal along with red chilli powder, salt, red chillies, coconut and coriander leaves into a coarse paste.
  • Next heat oil in a pan or a kadai and add mustard seeds and wait for it to splutter.
  • Then add the chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, and asafoetida and lastly add chavaLikaayi/cluster beans.
  • Sprinkle some water and cook.Now add the ground paste along with some salt to the pan and mix well. Keep on low flame for around 15 minute and cook or till the dal is cooked.
  • Add some amount of oil if required and keep stirring so that it doesn't catch the bottom.
  • Once both the masala and the beans have blended well, it's time to take off from the heat.
  • Mix in the lemon juice and let it cool. Wonderfully tasting dry playa is ready to be served.





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