Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti

Easy Kerala style long beans stir fry.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 - 30 minutes
Serves: 3 to 4 people
  1. Achinga payar/Long beans,cut into 1.5" long pieces- 2 cups( see notes)
  2. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  3. Green chilies,cut vertically-1 or 2 nos( or to taste)
  4. Onion,sliced- 3/4 to 1 cup(see notes)
  5. Garlic,finely chopped-2 cloves
  6. Curry leaves- few
  7. Coconut pieces-1 or 2 tbsp
  8. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  9. Red chili powder-1/2 to 3/4 tsp(or to taste)
  10. Curry leaves-few
  11. Salt-to taste
  12. Oil- as required
  13. Water- as required
  • Cook achinga payar/long beans,along with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder,green chilies ,salt to taste and just enough water for about 8 to 10 minutes.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.Add onion,garlic ,curry leaves and coconut pieces.Saute until onion turns golden.
  • Reduce flame to low,add  turmeric powder and red chili powder.Saute for about a minute.
  • Add cooked achinga payar/long beans and stir well.Add more salt,if required.Saute for few minutes over medium flame.
  • Serve with rice.

  • Notes:
    • For mature beans,slit them open and use only the seeds.
    • Adjust the quantity of onion according to your taste.You can also use shallots instead of onion ,for a better flavor.

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