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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Beans Poriyal | Green Beans Stir fry

Today's recipe is Beans Poriyal, a simple stir fried green beans. Though at home, we all love beans, I don't make it very often. The reason is I really don't have very good knife skills (partly lazy to cut too), so have to rely completely on hubby to chop this. But recently when we went to grocery store, these beans were really fresh  and couldn't resist the urge to buy it.    It was sitting in the fridge for about a week, Hubby is so busy these days, so had to chop myself and make it. Chopping is the most complicated part in this recipe, rest is super easy. :)
Once my grandma visited us when we were in India and I made her this poriyal. She really loved it. She is a good cook and loves good food. Even now whenever I talk to her, she will definitely mention about the poriyal. It is like , "Vasishtar vaayaal bramhma rishi". Though I am still a novice cook, I am proud and glad that she loved it and still she remembers it. It means a lot to me.

Coming to the recipe,

What are the ingredients needed?
Beans, 1 lb
Onion, half
Green chillies, 2- 3 nos.
Oil, 1 tbs
Mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp
Channa dhal/ kadala paruppu, 2 tsp
Grated coconut, 1/4 cup
Curry leaves, 1 sprig

How it is made?
  1. Chop the beans and chop half onion and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet, add mustard seeds and when they crack, add channa dhal, onions  and curry leaves and saute till onions turn translucent.
  3. Then add the beans, salt to taste then sprinkle some water and in a low flame cover and cook till its done.
  4. Finally, add the grated coconut , mix well and serve.


  1. delicious healthy veg stir fry.

  2. The nutty bite of the beans is so nicely highlighted by the grated coconut. Very very appetizing :)

  3. Very healthy poriyal...my fav one:)

  4. Do you use green chilli in this recipe?

  5. My all time fav poriyal,just love with anything.

  6. Simple and healthy poriyal!!!

  7. simple and everyday basic subzi!

  8. simple and best...always fond of such things


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