Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Beans poriyal

There are serveral instances in our daily lives, that we are too tired to prepare eloberate dishes, that carry a Wow! factor to it when you are back from a long day at work. The beans poriyal as it is called towards southern India, is nutritious and healthy by all means. It works great with either roti or even our famous rice. The process invovles simple methods.
Fresh green beans (french beans) 1.5#
Grated coconut 3Tbsp
Chilli powder 1.5tsp
Tumeric 1tsp
Salt tt
For the tempering:
Mustard seeds 2tsp
Curry leaves 5ea
Dry red chilli 3ea
  1. Clean the beans with fresh water, and slice them.
  2. In a saute pan add oil, once it sarts to shimmer.
  3. Add the mustard seeds and allow time for it break and realease the flavor.
  4. Add the red chilli which is recommeneded to be broken up.
  5. Add the urud dal and let cook until the dal turns a golden brown.
  6. Add chilli powder.
  7. Add the beans and let cook.
  8. Add salt and coconut to the beans and turn to a low heat, mix thoroughly and cover and cook for another 4 minutes.

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