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Beans Fry

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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.

indian style vegetarian beans recipe
Beans Fry

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.

french beans stir fry indian vegetarian
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.

Beans Fry Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 12 min
Yield: 3
Main Ingredients: Beans

Ingredients

  • 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
  • For tempering/poppu/tadka:
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chillis - 2 de-seed and tear
  • Garlic cloves - 1 or 2 crushed
  • Curry leaves - a sprig

Method

  1. 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.
  2. Add the par-boiled french beans and combine. Sprinkle 4-5 tbsps of water and place lid. Simmer for about 7-8 mts.
  3. 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.

Tips

  • 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.

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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By • May 7th, 2012 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Indian Fry Recipes, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • http://ifmacancooksocanyou.blogspot.com/ radha

    Nice recipe of papulla podi. Useful to keep some of it ready . It would be great with most veggies

  • Akimana

    what is Papulla podi..please foward recepie for the same

    • Anonymous

      Pappula Podi Recipe –
      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

    • Anonymous

      Pappula Podi Recipe –
      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

  • Vikas

    Hi Sailu,

    I have a request. Can you please post photos of the raw material you use for cooking. As in the basic vegetable that is being used (Beans, in the above case).

    This is because vegetables like beans and gourds have a huge variation in shapes, sizes and types. Names across the country for the same thing are a different nightmare. Sometimes I am able to guess the approximate equivalent contents and sometimes not. Will appreciate your help on this.

    Take care and blog frequently.
    Vikas

  • Nandu

    Hi,
    Is Shaheen’s blog closed? I am not able to open it or view any of the recipes. Are you able to see her posts?

    • Anonymous

      Shaheen’s blog is by invitation only.

      • nandu

        Oh! I don’t blog but I used to visit her blog. What should I do? Should I send her an email?
        Nandu

    • Anonymous

      Shaheen’s blog is by invitation only.

  • Nandu

    Hi,
    Is Shaheen’s blog closed? I am not able to open it or view any of the recipes. Are you able to see her posts?

  • http://www.facebook.com/shobana.arunachalam Shobana Arunachalam

    Sailu! Did u add garlic twice? Once in the podi and once when tempering???

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I like the sizzle of garlic in tempering, hence I added a large clove of garlic. :)