Friday, 20 September 2013

Beans Poriyal

Beans Poriyal

Beans is one of my favorite vegetable. It can be done quickly without too many add-ons and it will still taste great. The only trick to cook this vegetable is, it needs to be fresh.There are many ways to cook this, this is just one way, I will try and post as many variations as possible.


Beans - 250 Grams (Fiber removed and chopped )
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 Teaspoon
Gram Dhall - 1/4 Teaspoon
Roasted Groundnuts - 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)
Asafoetida - Pinch
Grated Coconut - 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
Oil - 1 Teaspoon (Preferably Coconut Oil)


In a pan, take 1/2 cup of water and allow it to boil. When the water is boiling, add the Beans and cover it with a lid and put the flame on medium.  Adding the beans to the boiling water, retains the color of the beans.

Toss the beans in between to ensure even cooking. The beans will be cooked in 6-8 minutes and meanwhile the water would have also evaporated.

If the water is not evaporated, put the flame on high with the lid off for couple of minutes and the water will evaporate.Keep the cooked Beans aside.

In a pan, add oil,add the mustard seeds and allow them to splutter, then add the Gram dhall and Groundnuts and toss for couple of minutes.

To this add the Beans and toss for 3-5 minutes. Then add the coconut, give it a stir and serve.


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