radhasrecipes_avarakkai poriyal
Soup Recipes

Flat Beans Fry or Avarakkai Poriyal or Vaal ki sabzi

Yield: 3 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients :

  • Avarakkai / Flat Beans /Vaal – 500 gms
  • Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Jeera / Cumin – 2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 5 leaves
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – To taste ( approx. 1/2 tsp)

How I do it :

Cut the Flat beans into small pieces. Cook with 1/2 cup water + 1/4 tsp salt in low heat for about 10 minutes approx. so that the water reduces totally

In a Pan/ Wok add 1 tsp oil, add  1 tsp Cumin seeds, curry leaves and allow to splutter.

Now add the cooked Flat beans and sauté for a minute. Since the flat beans are already cooked, we don’t need to do any more than that.

Meanwhile, in a blender add  2 tbsp grated coconut , 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1/2 tsp red chilli powder. Grind it till it becomes coarse in texture. Don’t expect a paste consistency as the mix that you get will be in granular form .

 Add this to the flat beans in the pan , stir softly 2-3 times so that the coconut mix has properly coated the flat beans.Leave it until the raw taste of coconut and Cumin seeds disappears, which could be approximately 5 minutes in low heat.

 Remove from heat and serve with Steamed rice and Pappu Saaru ( A thin dal soup )/Sambar or any gravy ( tangier the better J)

Special Instructions :

Do not close and cook and this stands true for all greens of any shape, they those their color.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *