November 7, 2016

French Beans - Coconut - Peanut Stir fry

Hi readers, Happy Monday!! It's a new day, a new week, start off fresh to accomplish your best! Hoping that everybody enjoyed happy Sundays with loads of entertainment.I don't know about you !!:P but I enjoyed my sunny Sunday with my family,and with my friends by playing my favourite music,games and making  and serving delicious,yummilicious foods. When you get positive response for the foods you make, the feeling will be amazing !!Yesterday i got such a wonderful response from my family and from my friends. Especially everybody loved the "Beans-Coconut-Peanut Stir fry"that I made.So I wanted to share that recipe in my blog. Today my recipe is "Beans - Coconut - Peanut Stir Fry". Of course any vegetable stir fry tastes very good with sambhar or Pulusu but beans specially tastes very good. Addition of spices, freshly grated coconut and fried peanuts gives nice aroma that insists you eat more. This beans stir fry goes well as a side dish for hot steamed rice, sambhar or pulusu and ghee. Let us learn how to make this Beans -Coconut - Peanut Stir Fry....

Ingredients :
250gms of fresh tender beans, finely chopped into small pieces
5 table spoons of fresh coconut, grated
3 table spoons of peanut
Salt to taste
Pinch of Turmeric Powder
1table spoon Red Chilli Powder

For Seasoning :
1 1/2 table spoon Oil
1 spoon chana dal
1 spoon urad dal
1/4 spoon mustard seeds
1/4 spoon cumin seeds
1 dry red chilli, broken into pieces
1 spring curry leaves
Pinch of asafoetida/hing/inguva

Preparation :
1. String the beans, wash and cut it into small pieces.Keep aside.
2. Heat a pan with oil, add chana dal and urad dal, saute them for 
     few seconds till they turn golden colour, then add mustard seeds
    cumin seeds, when it splutters, add broken dry red chilli,curry 
    leaves, pinch of asafoetida.
3. Now add fresh, tender, finely chopped french beans pieces to the
    same pan, add required amount of salt , turmeric powder, 
    sprinkle little bit water and mix well.
4. Let it cook covered till soft on low flame.Stir it now and then for
    even cooking.
5. Take a small pan with 1 table spoon oil, add peanuts , fry it till 
     they turn golden brown, remove from the pan and shift it to the
6. Now check the beans well cooked or not, once the beans become
    soft, add fresh,grated coconut,red chilli powder and mix well. 
7. Saute them on low flame for few minuites.
8. Add fried peanuts to the curry and mix well , switch off the 
    flame. Check for salt, add salt if needed.
9. Transfer it to a serving bowl.
10.Hot hot Beans - Coconut - Peanut Stir fry is ready to serve!!!

 Serve this stir fry as side dish for hot steamed rice and sambhar.My husband who actively dislikes beans and he is not a huge fan of green beans though it is good for health, but yesterday he really liked this recipe! You too try my recipe and let me know how it turned out:)

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