I have a beans fry recipe for you today. I notice that there are very few recipes with beans on my blog despite me making beans often in my home. I usually make a simple indian vegetarian stir fry dish to go with a tangy dal based stew, Pappu Pulusu and rice. I used the magical Pappula Podi to jazz up some plain french beans and it took me less than 20 mts to prepare.
Healthy, hearty and flavorful Andhra style beans fry that goes well with rice and sambar/pappu pulusu or with rotis. You can add a bit of fresh coconut as a final garnish.
Beans Fry Andhra Style
How to make Pappula Podi
Dry roast 2 dry red chilies and 1/4 tsp cumin seeds for a minute. Add a tbsp of grated dry coconut and roast for half a minute. Cool and grind to a fine powder along with 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, 1 1/2 tbsps of roasted chick peas (dalia/putanala pappu) and pinch of salt.
French beans - 1/4 kg stringed and chop into small pieces (par boil with salt and turmeric for 7-8 mts)
Pappula podi - 2 1/2 tbsps
Salt to taste
Cooking oil - 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillis - 2 de-seed and tear
Garlic cloves - 1 or 2 crushed
Curry leaves - a sprig
Method for making Beans Fry
Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add mustard seeds and let them pop. Add fresh curry leaves, crushed garlic clove and dry chillis and saute for few secs.
Add the par-boiled french beans and combine. Sprinkle 4-5 tbsps of water and place lid. Simmer for about 7-8 mts.
Adjust salt and stir fry the beans without lid on high flame for 1-2 mts. Add the pappula pwd and mix well. Saute for 2-3 mts, turn off heat and serve with rice and any curry of your choice.
Use the left over stock/water to knead chapati dough.
Garlic is optional in the tempering ingredients. You can use 1/4 tsp asafoetida instead of garlic.
By Sailu Published:
Easy Indian vegetarian beans fry recipe that is quick and healthy. Green beans cooked in Andhra style that goes well with rice and sambar.
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