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Friday, May 23, 2014

Karamani Poriyal-Long Beans Curry Recipe-Long Beans Stir Fry (Indian)

Karamani is known as Yard Long Beans or Chinese snake beans in English. In Tamil, it is also known as Payathangai. Fresh long beans contain a good amount of vitamin C and vitamin A. They are also rich in fiber. This is a very simple stir fry prepared with long beans without onion and garlic (Tamil Brahmin style). It is a great combo with rasam, sambar and kuzhambu sadam/rice. Today we will learn how to make Long beans curry following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Long beans curry-Karamani curry

Karamani Poriyal-Long Beans Curry

Karamani Poriyal-Long Beans Curry

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineTamil Brahmin

   Ingredients needed

   Long beans/karamani -2 cups chopped
   Turmeric powder - a pinch
   Salt needed
   Grated coconut -1/4 cup

   Oil -2 tsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Urad dal -1 tsp
   Green chilli -2 slit
   Red Chilli -2
   Hing/asafoetida -1/4 tsp
   Curry leaves


Buy tender fresh long beans. Wash, trim the ends and cut it into small pieces.

Long beans-karamani
long beans with ends trimmed

Heat oil in a kadai or pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chillies and hing. When dal turns golden brown, add green chillies and curry leaves.

Saute for a second and add chopped long beans, turmeric powder, salt needed and 1/4 cup of water.

How to make Indian style long beans curry

Cover and cook stirring in between to prevent it from getting burnt. Sprinkle more water if needed and cook until the beans are tender. If using pressure pan, do not put the weight as it will get over cooked and will not taste good. Cover and cook on low flame without the weight.

karamani poriyal

Once cooked, add grated coconut, mix well and remove from flame.

Delicious karamani poriyal is ready to be served with rice.

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  1. aweaome delicious. thank you so much

  2. How about boiling the beans for few minutes and then sauteing and then adding the beans? Would it be any different?

    1. You can do that way also but this taste great. There will be slight taste difference.

  3. You should not boil yard long green beans since it will change the texture and flavor. It should be stir fried first to coat the vegetable in oil and then you can steam it for few minutes. If you boil first, it changes the texture and becomes bland since it absorbs the water. Also, when we steam it we don't add water but let it steam it's own moisture. I've been making this for years using my mom's recipe and no water is added. Other than that, similar recipe to what is posted here. I also grow my own yard long green beans in summer. -Priya Punshi


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