Thursday 18 April 2013

Green Beans Poriyal/Curry

A simple beans poriyal, just right for any day. I don’t think green beans needs any  introduction. So here’s the green beans poriyal…


250 gm chopped finely
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Urad dhal
½ tsp
Dry red chillies
One pinch
Grated coconut
3 to 4 tbsp
Curry leaves
5 -6
As needed
2 tsp


Wash and cut the beans to fine pieces.

Heat the oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds after it splutter, add cumin seeds, urad dhal, red chillies and curry leaves.

After the urad dhal turns golden brown, add the chopped green beans, salt, asafoetida and sauté for about 3 min. Cover it with the lid and cook in low flame for 5 min. The steam will help the beans to cook.

Open it and stir it, sprinkle some water and cook for 5 -10 min. When the beans is cooked add the grated coconut and give a good toss.

Here I used only 1 tbsp of grated coconut, but you can add more or less depending on your taste.

Yummy and delicious beans poriyal is ready to be served. A simple and healthy side dish for all types of rice and rotis.

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  1. Of all the veggies, this one is my favorite :) simple for the color and taste

  2. my fav poriyal ,finally we add cooked dal..looks delicious!!

  3. Yum to green beans and yum to the simple recipe. You are right, why write long winded intro when there's no need for it as its all said and shown as per the lovely visuals.

  4. Love green beans. This one of our fav sides with rice - though I make it in a slightly different manner :)

  5. Healthy poriyal,a must poriyal in my weekly menu :)

  6. Wow! These beans look delicious :-)


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