gorikayi chutney
An unique and extremely tasty Cluster beans Chutney … North Karnataka special Gorikayi chutney ….

Last week i had few left over cluster beans after making stir fry . Just when i was thinking how to finish off  them , my mom suggested me this excellent chutney out of cluster beans. Hearing the recipe, I was initially skeptical as how it might taste but now i am glad that i did give a try . After the succesful trials in my kitchen and after getting thumbs up from my family , i present to you today ” Cluster Beans Chutney ” or ” Gorikayi / Chavalikai chutney ” as called in Kannada. If you too are wondering like me how it might taste .. i recommend …MUST try !! It’s very unique .Takes in just few ingredients , very easy and very tasty too. If you hate Cluster beans for its slight bitterness , do implement this healthy veggie in your diet atleast in this form . You will keep wondering did i add cluster beans or not to his chutney ??!!! 

Here’s the recipe..

You can check few other chutney recipes like Beetroot chutney ,Carrot chutney , Spinach Chutney etc..

gorikayi chutney


Smitha Kalluraya
A unique chutney / dip made from cluster beans
Course Side Dish
Cuisine karnataka, maharashtrian
Servings 4 serving


  • 15 nos Cluster Beans / gavar/ gorikayi, tender ones
  • 5 - 8 Green Chilly, ( as per taste)
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons Groundnuts, (dry roasted)
  • 1/4 tsp Corinader seeds / dhania
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • amla ( gooseberry ) size Tamarind
  • Salt, - as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil

For tempering:

  • 1-2 tsp Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • a big pinch Hing /Asafoetida
  • Few Curry Leaves, -


  • Wash , cut the tips and roughly chop cluster beans .
  • Heat oil in a pan and sauté cluster beans . Add little salt , mix and close the lid for few minutes. No need to add water . Open the lid and toss the cluster beans in between .
  • When the cluster beans is 75 % cooked , add green chilli , coriander and cumin . Fry nicely till beans are soft and tender . Switch off and allow to cool .
  • Meanwhile dry roast groundnut till they crackle . Allow to cool . Once cool, if you want de skin peanuts or use as such.
  • Transfer all the contents into a small mixer jar.Add tamarind ,salt and little water .Grind all the ingredients together into a coarse paste.
    cluster beans chutney  karnataka style
  • gorikayi chutney
  • For tempering heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds.Wen they splutter add hing and curry leaves.Pour the hot tempered oil onto the chutney .
  • Serve Cluster beans chutney with hot steamed rice / chapathi / sandwich / dosa.

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  • Reply
    Veena Theagarajan
    August 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    interesting bookmarked.. must try

  • Reply
    marudhus kitchen
    August 6, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Wonderful chutney dear

  • Reply
    Beulah Arun
    August 6, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Looks like a healthy chutney!

  • Reply
    August 7, 2015 at 4:38 am

    The cluster beans look so fresh and just out of the garden !!! Nice recipe!

  • Reply
    August 7, 2015 at 8:06 am

    interesting recipe..we have only made clusterbeans stir fry..this looks yummy

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