Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Beans Stir-fry/ Saravana Bavan style Beans Porial

 This beans stir-fry is slightly different from the usual one. This became a regular dish in my kitchen soon after Asiya akka posted this recipe. It tastes really good with rice as well as roti's. The fresh and tender beans make this dish more tasty. To tell you the truth, I have never been to Saravana bavan at all! We are "Anna poorna-Gowrishankar, Aariyabavan" people!  Asiya akka mentioned that this is the way they cut beans for the stir fry in Saravana bavan restaurant and thus the name! :)

Ingredients
Chopped Green beans-1cup
Chopped onion-2tablespoons
Green chilly-1
Chilly powder-1/2teaspoon
Mustard seeds-1/2teaspoon
Urad dal-1teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/8teaspoon
Sugar- a generous pinch
Salt
Oil
To make a coarse paste
Grated coconut-1tablespoon
Garlic cloves(small)-2
Cumin seeds-1/2teaspoon

Method
Heat oil in a pan, make the tempering with mustard seeds. Once they pop up, add the urad dal and fry till it becomes golden color. Add in the onion and chopped chilly, fry for a while.

Add the beans after the onions turn transparent, add turmeric powder, salt and sugar. Sprinkle little water, cover the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.
Meanwhile take the coconut, garlic and cumin seeds in a small jar of the mixie, pulse it a few times.
Once the beans is 3/4th cooked, add in the coconut masala powder, chili powder. mix everything well, reduce the heat to low, and continue cooking till the raw smell of the spices are gone.
Tasty and delicious beans porial is ready to serve.
Beans porial with Tomato rice and Potato fry

Note: Instead of red chilly powder, whole red chillies can be used. In that case, powder them along with coconut, cumin and garlic.

12 comments:

  1. Simple and delicious fry !!

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  2. Looks delicious! Tempting clicks!! :)
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  3. Super delicious !! looks so inviting !!

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  4. Cutting veggies makes the difference, wonderful looking poriyal.

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  5. I also cut the beans the same way as you. I'll try using garlic instead of dry chillies next time and see what it tastes like.

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  6. simple yet healthy..

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  7. Looks healthy and delicious.

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  8. oh..Mahi! Thanks a lot for sharing..
    Poriyal looks super delicious and that lunch plate too.

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