Monday, May 16, 2016

Green Beans Kari / Poriyal ~ Day 121

A humble and comforting stir-fry accompaniment to South Indian gravies like sambar, rasam, kootu or morkuzhambu.  Made with very minimal spices and freshly grated coconut, this beans kari / poriyal is one of my favorite.  

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

  • Green beans - 2 cups, washed and finely chopped
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal or urad dal - 2 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Curry leaves - few, torn
  • Salt - to taste
  • Freshly grated coconut - 2 tbsp

  1. Steam cook the green beans until soft.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet.  Splutter mustard seeds and fry chana dal or urad until golden brown.
  3. Add asafoetida and curry leaves followed by the steamed green beans.  Add sambar powder, turmeric powder, and salt.  Stir to combine.  
  4. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring often.  Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut.
  5. Serve as a side dish with rice and gravies like sambar or rasam.  

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