25 BEANS PORIYAL

Simple Green Beans Poriyal/Koora


Beans - 2 cups chopped
Onion - 1 small chopped fine
Garlic - 3 flakes crushed
Coconut grated - 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 3 slit/chopped
Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds and urad dhal - 1/2 tsp together
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp

Place beans in a microwavable container and sprinkle some water and cook in the microwave for 8 - 10 minutes alternatively you can cook on stove top by adding water just enough for immersing and cook till they are soft.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds , urad dhal and curry leaves. When they splutter up add chopped onions, green chillies and crushed garlic( optional). Fry till onions turn nice brown and add cooked beans and salt. Mix in well and add grated coconut. Mix everything together again for 1- 2 minutes and remove. This goes well as a side dish with rice.

The curry leaves placed on top are plucked fresh from my pot :D. Will post some pictures from my garden very soon. They are still coming up with great difficulty with all those little bunnies in the garden.


25 comments/Reactions:

Aysha said...

Hey Padma, nice recipe dear..I liked the idea of adding coconut to it.Next time will surely try your version when making beans..Nice presentation too...

Divya Vikram said...

Classic recipe. One of my favorites!

Superchef said...

i just made some for lunch today..sans the onions though :)

Gita said...

Nice pictures dear...I too made beans poriyal for lunch today :)

Prathibha said...

simple n yummy...comfort food with rice..

Sushma Mallya said...

Healthy recipe padma....even i do it in a similar way ....

Padma said...

Thanks a lot Aysha, Divya, Superchef,Gita, Prathibha and Suhsma :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow simple and yum recipe....love the addition of fresh coconut....

lissie said...

the beans poriyal is really tasy and healthy! good recipe...

Suparna said...

hi padma,
:) hope u r doing good! yumm beans poriyal, shall try adding onions,garlic when I make beans poriyal next :) thanks for the new tip dear
tc

Valarmathi said...

Simple and yummy recipe..

Hari Chandana said...

woww.. my favvvv beans!!.. healthy and yummy recipe.. looks gr8..

Preeti Singh said...

In norther India beans are not tried this way...but have tasted this style beans...and they are very healthy and tasty...simple and yummy..

Priya said...

My favourite poriyal, just love it like anything!!

sangi said...

I make the same.very healthy...

Kalaivani said...

Simple and delicious poriyal.

Lisa said...

Hi Padma, that sounds delicious, and I've been looking for an excuse to use curry leaves. :) How great that you are growing them yourself; they look gorgeous.

I'd like to try this recipe -- did you use fresh green beans?

Padma said...

Thanks a lot friends...yes indeed it is a simple and healthy dish :)...
@ Lisa - Thanks Lisa - yeah I used fresh green beans to make this.. you get a good color n crunchness when you use fresh ones for this type of dry curry and growing the curry leaves fresh indoors all thru the year and taking extra care and still don't feel like plucking some from the small plant... happy to see them in the pot itself :D

Padma said...

@ Suparna - nice to see u back :)

Vrinda said...

I also make same way Padama and v call it beans thoran...great side dish with rice..

kittymatti said...

wow! the fresh green coclour and the beautiful scrapped coconut...A beans curry cannot be made more perfect! super padma!

Parita said...

Oh dear i wish you had posted this 2 days back, i used all my fresh beans in making pav bhaji, though it turned out grt but this looks awesome!

Pooja said...

Healthy n nutritious side dish! Sometimes I add a bit of chilly powder to add up the spiciness :)

Ann said...

Nice recipe Padma, Me too love to add coconut in ti :) Yumm.. Specially with sambar rice I just love it.

sangi said...

Easy &healthy dish..tnx dear

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