Cluster beans are smaller and flatter than regular beans. This vegetable is one of the rich sources of protein and dietary fiber. Together with masoor dal, it forms the best combination meal for pregnant women. Cluster beans are not just low in calories but effective in lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels. These beans can be consumed in the form of curries, steamed, boiled, or fried.
Nutritional Facts: Cluster beans are a rich source of proteins, fiber, vitamins mainly Vit K, C, A, and folates.
Cooking Tips: The ends of the bean have to be plucked to remove the thick thread. These beans can either be chopped on a cutting board using a knife or can be lucked using hands into pieces. Cluster beans have a slightly bitter taste which can be toned down while cooking by adding tomatoes, grated coconut, tamarind, or jaggery.
Storage: Store unwashed beans in a refrigerator wrapped in a paper towel. Avoid storing it in a plastic bag as trapped moisture can hasten spoilage.
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