Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Beans Curry-Beans Stir Fry Recipe-Beans Poriyal

Beans curry or stir fry is very easy to prepare and goes well as a side dish for chapati and rice. Today we will learn how to make beans stir fry (South Indian Tamil Brahmin style - no onion-no garlic recipe) following this very simple recipe.

Beans Curry-Beans poriyal

Beans Stir Fry-Beans Poriyal

Beans Stir Fry-Beans Poriyal

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineTamil Brahmin

   Ingredients needed

   Beans - 250 grams
   Turmeric powder - a pinch
   Grated coconut -1/4 cup
   Salt as required

  For the seasoning

   Oil -2 tsp
   Mustard seeds -3/4 tsp
   Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
   Red chilli - 1
   Asafoetida/Hing - a pinch
   Green chilli - 2 slit


String the beans, wash and cut it into small pieces.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chilli, hing and green chillies.

Saute till urad dal turns golden brown, then add chopped beans, turmeric powder, salt needed and 1/4 cup of water.

Keep the flame low and let it cook covered till soft. Stir it now and then for even cooking. You can also sprinkle water if needed in between.

Once the beans becomes soft, add grated coconut, mix well and switch off the flame. Check for salt.

Serve it as an accompaniment with rice or chapati.

Another variationBeans with moong dal (pasi paruppu)

Cook 2 tbsp of moong dal in a pan or kadai adding very less water. Dal should be cooked soft but not mushy.

After the beans is cooked, add cooked moong dal, grated coconut, mix well and remove from flame.

Note - You can make this in a pressure pan or small cooker without the whistle on low heat, stirring from time to time.

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  1. This is my favourrite among all the porials..

  2. Nice poriyal..I too do the same way dear...

  3. எனக்கு பிடித்த பீன்ஸ் பொரியல் சூப்பர்ர்!!

  4. looks yummy and healthy dish..

  5. dats similar to what we make....nice to be here after sometime

  6. Beans poriyal is our all time favorite side dish. Looks so homey !!

  7. I make this poriyal. I add green peas and finely chopped potatoes as a variation.

  8. This is good..thanks for feedback...adding onion and curry leaves tastes good...

  9. Hi dear.. though I'm a southie I'm not good with south Indian cooking. N my in-laws only like southie food. Whenever i used to prepare any of the south delicacies I would be very apprehensive. Most of the times I have not expectations. But from past one week.. I'm preparing food following your instructions in these recipes..
    And the reason to it is that there are no remains rather i fall short of food most of the time.... they turn out so delicious and yummy that i get demands regards to the menu.... THANK YOU SO MUCH.. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS TO TEACH BEGINNERS/STRUGGLERS LIKE ME WITH REGARDS TO SOUTH INDIAN COOKING... THANKS A TON

  10. Hi padhu am a big fan of your blog. Pls help me with one small help. Pls advise how to cut cabbage very thin.

  11. Be it a simple dish as beans poriyal or a bigger dish as paneer, your cooking recipes have helped me immensely Padhu! Thank you so much!

  12. Hi, I've been using your recipes for almost three years now and I think my cooking has vastly improved - all thanks to you. I'm so glad I found your site.

    Thanks and best wishes


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