Friday, 8 November 2013

Raw Banana Cluster beans/Vazhakkai Karamani Upperi

Raw Banan Cluster beans/Vazhakkai Karamani Upperi

The Raw Banana - cluster beans is an amazing combo. When cooked in this fashion it tastes greats with any Tangy and spicy gravy. In our house we usually make it along with Kathirikkai Karakuzhambhu.

It side dish can be made in a jiffy. The only trick in this dish is to have the right amount of water to cook these vegetables.


Raw Banana - 1
Clusterbeans - 1
Green Chilly - 1 or 2
Coconut Oil - 1 Tablespoon
Salt - To taste


In a pot, boil 3/4 cup of water and bring it to boil.

Meanwhile, Peel off the raw banana skin and cut into cubes and put it in salt water. If you do not put them in water, they tend to become black.

Remove the fiber from the cluster beans and chop them into 1 inches pieces.

Now to the boiling water add the raw banana (drain the water in which it was soaked). I drizzle few drops of coconut oil at this boiling water at this stage. This step is optional.

Once the Raw banana is 75% done (which takes about 6-7 minutes) add the cluster beans.
 and salt.

Cook till the Raw Banana and Cluster beans is completely cooked (it may take 4- 5 minutes).Switch off the stove. By now no water should be left in the pot.

In a tadka pan, add the coconut oil and once the oil is warn add the green chilly and toss for 30 seconds and add this to the cooked vegetables and toss well.

The simple yet delicious Raw Banana Cluster beans upperi is ready.


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