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.
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
- 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
- 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.
Easy Indian vegetarian beans fry recipe that is quick and healthy. Green beans cooked in Andhra style that goes well with rice and sambar.