Monday, December 5, 2011

Beans Poriyal


This time I'm not going to say, I'm back after a long time, held up with this or that and so on.  Since this has become my usual routine these days.  Anyways today I have come up with a very simple version of poriyal.
  In my earlier days of cooking, I consider even this poriyal as something special, for me poriyal used to be very simple stir fry, with only vegetables, salt and turmeric powder.  Poriyal has to meet  the purpose of intake of vegetables in your regular diet, that's it for me.  I never cared about adding any extra touch or flavours to it, which was more than enough for me and my husband.

  But when I cook for others, the poriyal has to meet a few criteria, like proper seasoning with dried chillies, curry leaves etc.. also it has have few extra additions like grated coconut, moong dhal etc.  I have seen so many people making so many different version of poriyal, each one is unique and delicious.  Sometimes I even used to think, why we shouldn't have cooking as simple as just steaming , roasting with less spices or without any spices.   Our great great ...  ancestors  lived with those food, they were happy and stayed much healthier as well.  When cooking got complicated with lots of innovative techniques, our taste buds also went complicated, seeking for more flavours, sometimes which may also lead into lots of problem like wastage of food in some star restaurants to meet their high quality or even some minor problems in family with flavours or varieties etc...  No no, please don't lead your thinking that is there any problem with my family, this is just general discussion about what happens around in most of the family.  Okey let's move on to our recipe now.

Preparation time:  10 minutes
Cooking Time:  15- 20 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients:
Beans- 250 gm
Yellow split moong dhal- 1 tbsp
Fresh grated coconut- 1 tbsp
Onion- 1 small sized ( finely chopped )
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Coconut oil or sunflower oil- 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Seasoning:
Dried red chilly- 2
Curry leaves- 5 to 6
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal- 1/4 tsp

Method:
Chop the beans finely and steam it in a steamer for 5 minutes.  This will help your beans stay in shape and colour when you are cooking.  Soak the moong dhal for about  30 minutes.  Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and urad dhal, once the seeds start spluttering, add dried chillies and curry leaves.  Stir for about a minute.  Now add the finely chopped onions ans saute well until it looks transparent.  Now add the grated coconut , moong dhal, turmeric and salt.  Stir it for about two to 3 minutes until coconut gets light brown in colour.  Finally add the beans and stir well.  Cover the kadai with a lid and cook it for further 5 minutes until the beans look cooked well.  Serve it warm with steamed plain rice, rasam and papad.

42 comments:

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Ohh Nice poriyal.. Looks super inviting.. :)


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Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy delicious poriyal...
love ur clicks :)

Vardhini said...

Comforting dish and love the colors.

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faseela said...

superb..........done perfectly without losing the color

faseela said...

superb..........done perfectly without losing the color

Swetha said...

Looks perfect... Never tried adding moong dal. Will try it next time.

Lecker and Yummy recipes said...

grt to see u in action ayeesha...was missing ur recipes very badly......this poriyal looks very inviting and a stunning pic !

tried calling u several times....shall try again inshallah :)

Kaveri said...

Healthy and delicious poriyal.

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Pari said...

Nice click to a healthy preparation.

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Anjali Shukla said...

What a healthy meal! :)
The pics are so vibrant, so colorful... :)

PriyaVaasu said...

Superb Clicks!!!! Yummy Poriyal!!!

Uma said...

amazing. I wonder how a simple dish can be presented this much cute and beautiful way!!!

ANU said...

wow beautifully presented beans......luv ur clicks dear....

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Christy Gerald said...

Luks yumm,colourful and nicely done. Luv it.

Ganga Sreekanth said...

mouthwatering ...excellent preparation..

Christy Gerald said...

Yumm and colourful Beans Poriyal Dear.Perfect Tastematch for Sambar Rice.Luv it.

Archana said...

I do not like beans but this is something I wanted to eat off the screen. Will buy them this sunday thanks

Mélange said...

OmG..It's too nice a presentation dear..Color combo and clear one..Lovely..Drooling over..

Priya said...

Serve me this poriyal simply with rasam,i can have it even everyday,wonderful poriyal..

Zareena said...

Good you are back again. I was missing your lovely clicks. Loved this a lot. Amazing colour combination.

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!!!!!!Ayeesha pics are too good....poriyal looks very nice...amazing clicks

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely presentation , I love this a lot!

Pavithra said...

My fav one .. looks greeeeeeeeeeeeeen and yumm:)

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Pushpa said...

Delicious beans poriyal.

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. looks super colorful and delicious.. Yummy :)
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Suja said...

Loved your clicks dear..healthy poriyal

Indulge said...

This looks very healthy and very colorful presentation. We normally do not cook any porial, but some of our veggies are done in this way...different name and yet same style of cooking.
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Rachana said...

Healthy and delicious poriyal! Love the bright green colour of the poriyal.

Paaka Shaale said...

Lovely recipe. I love recipes that are simple and yet satisfying :)

divya said...

Oooh! Yummy! This looks so irresistible.

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely click...this is one of my fav porial ...looks yumm:)

Alpana said...

Such a life like image......loving it.

Blackswan said...

Good to have u back in action! Love the presentation & such a healthy dish :)

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nurbeena said...

delicious n healthy. Nice!

Prathibha said...

simple n yummy poriyal

Mahi said...

I make the beans poriyal in the same way! looks colorful n yum!

Tina said...

looks perfect and delicious.

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

Looks stunning. Wonderful preparation.

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That Girl said...

I've never heard of poriyal, but I could always get behind something with lots of vegetables!

Jaleela said...

super porial Ayesha ,like this picture very much.
lovely click

LinsFood said...

Hi, have just discovered your blog and I love it! Do I call you Mymoonah? I love the colour of the dish and it's given me another idea for a side vegetable dish, thank you! Am following you on Google Connect, perhaps I'll see you on my site at some point. Looking forward to more of your recipes! xx

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