Beans Poriyal or Beans Stir fry with Coconut
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4 People
  • Coconut oil or vegetable oil- 1½ tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Chana dal- ½ tbsp
  • Whole dry red chilies- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Small pearl onions, chopped- 8 (or use 1 red onion)
  • Beans, chopped- 15 to 20
  • Chili powder- ½ to 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Grated coconut- ½ cup
  • Salt- to taste
  1. Wash the beans well, remove the strings from both the sides of the beans and chop them small.
  2. Place a pan over medium heat, add oil, let it turn hot.
  3. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  4. Add chana dal, saute till it turns light golden.
  5. Add whole red chilies and curry leaves, saute for a couple of seconds.
  6. Add chopped pearl onions or red onions, season with salt and saute till onions turn light golden in color.
  7. Add beans along with ¼ cup water, cook covered till beans have turned tender.
  8. Open the lid, stir fry the beans till all the water has dried off.
  9. Add chili powder, turmeric powder and salt, stir fry for a few seconds.
  10. Add grated coconut, stir fry till coconut turns light golden in color and beans turn slightly crispy.
  11. Remove the pan from the heat, transfer to a bowl and serve as a side dish along with rice.
You could replace beans with carrot, okra, long beans, cabbage or a mix of veggies.
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