Sunday, March 13, 2011

French Beans Poriyal and Cluster Beans (Kothavaragai) Poriyal

French Beans, also called as Green Beans is highly nutritious because of its fibre content. I make it a habit of making recipes with French Beans often. This recipe, particularly is very easy to prepare.

Beans ¼ kg
Dried Red Chillies 3
Curry Leaves 4
Pearl Onions 4
Mustard Seeds(Kadugu) ¾ tsp
Split Urad dhal ½ tsp
Shredded Coconut 4tsp
Salt ½ tsp

Cut Beans into very small pieces. Chop Pearl Onions lengthwise. Cut Dried Red Chillies into two halves.
Heat Oil in a pan. When it is hot, add Mustard Seeds. When they complete popping up, reduce flame and add split Urad dhal. Few seconds later, add Curry Leaves, Pearl Onions and Dried Red Chillies. Fry till onions become translucent.
Add Beans and Salt. Mix well. Fry till the beans are cooked stirring occasionally.
Now add Shredded Coconut. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.
Serve hot.

Serves: 3
Serve with Rice and any Kuzhambu or Sambar.

Updated on Apr 24, 2011:

Cluster Beans or Kothavaragai can also be prepared in the above described method.

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