Thursday, September 18, 2008

Beans Poriyal

Beans Poriyal is a side dish for rice in South India. Can be taken along with chapatis too.

Tasty and delicious Beans Poriyal

Ingredients :
Tender Beans - 1/4 Kg
Onion - 1
Oil for Sautéing
Salt to taste
Green Chilli - 2 or 3
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp
Grated Coconut - 1 1/2 tb.sp (optional)

1) Select very tender beans and wash them. Cut both the tips of the beans and remove naaru if any.

2) Chop the beans very finely. And dice the onions and green chillies.

3) Cook the beans in a pressure cooker with some salt.
Heat 1 t.sp oil in a pan and sauté the beans for 2 or 3 minutes. Add some water, salt and sugar to it and cook till it is done. Strain it in a colander after it is done.
4) Heat some oil in a pan and pop the mustard seeds and urad dal when it is hot.

5) Add the onions and green chillies and sauté till the onion becomes translucent. Put some salt.

6) Add the cooked beans and sauté for some more time.

7) Strew the grated coconut and mix it a little. Remove from fire. Serve with hot rice and sambhar.

Submitting this post to FIC - Green event hosted by Sunshinemom of TongueTicklers


  1. I do this a lot in the monsoons when beans are the best - without the onions. They look good:) Thank you for sending them to me:)

  2. I must say-you have a very nice blog.
    Tell me what you think about mine.


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