Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Beans Mezhukkupuratti / Stir Fried French Beans Recipe


Beans Mezhukkupuratti / Stir Fried French Beans is a traditional Kerala side dish (South Indian)


Ingredients:

Long Beans - 500 grams, cut into small pieces
Small Onion - 1 (thinly sliced - optional)
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 3 to 4 (Split lengthwise)
Coconut Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 2-3 cloves
Curry Leaves - handful
Salt as per taste

Method:

1. Heat oil in a pan.

2. Fry the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves till it starts to splutter. 

3. Add the onions & beans


4. Lower the fire and stir fry the beans until almost cooked.  (12 - 15 minutes)


5. Add the green chillies.

6. Grind the shallots and garlic with the turmeric powder and add to the cooked beans. 


7. Increase the heat a bit and fry, stirring well, until the shallot-garlic paste is golden brown.

8. Add salt and chilli powder. Fry for 1 - 2 minutes.


9. Transfer to a serving dish.

10. Serve hot with plain rice.

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