Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Beans Thuvatal - Beans Curry

#BeansThuvatal - #BeansPoriyal - #BeansStirFry : Dry curry or Stir fry  is called #thuvatal or #poriyal in Tamil which is prepared for lunch as side dish to have as an accompaniment with sambar or rasam rice.
The method of preparation of thuvatal differs according to the vegetable chosen. Vegetables like cluster beans, yard long beans, broad beans require the same method of preparation. Cleaning of these vegetables and cutting them is little bit laborious. But the preparation is very easy and requires very less time compared to other vegetables.
Now comes the recipe to prepare tasty tasty beans thuvatal.

Beans Stir Fry [ Beans Thuvatal ]

Ingredients :
Beans                                                 : 1/4 kg
sambar powder                                   : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder                                  : a pinch
Salt                                                     : 1/4 tsp ( adjust )
Coconut scrape                                    : 2 tsp

For tempering :
Red chilly                                           : 1 ( optional )
Mustard seeds                                     : 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal                                            : 1 tsp
Oil                                                      : 1/2 tsp

First Method :
Chop off head & tail of the beans and pull out fiber.
Chop all the beans into small pieces of equal size.

chopped beans

Take a cooker/pan with 1/2 cup of water and add sambar powder , salt, & turmeric powder.
Then add chopped beans and close with weight on and cook for 1 whistle.
Immediately release steam and transfer the cooked beans into a bowl.

Do not throw away cooked water. It can be added to sambar or koottu.

Now keep a kadai with oil on a stove over slow flame.
After oil becomes hot splutter mustard seeds and add broken red chilly and urad dhal.
When the dhal become golden brown add cooked beans and stir well  on high flame till the water dries up.

stir fry cooked beans

Do not keep on fire and stirring it as the vegetable has already been cooked well.
Take care not to change its color.

Now add coconut scrapings, adjust salt and mix well.for few seconds.

beans poriyal

Transfer into a serving bowl.

Beans Stir Fry [ Beans Poriyal ]

Another Method :
Keep a kadai with oil on slow flame.
When oil becomes hot splutter mustard seeds.
Then add broken pieces of red chilly and urad dhal.
When urad dhal becomes golden brown add sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Add little water and then add chopped beans.
Mix well and cook till the vegetable becomes soft closing the kadai with a lid.
Once the beans has been done add coconut scrapings. Stir well.
Transfer into a serving bowl.

Beans thuvatal ( curry ) is a good side dish for sambar rice and rasam rice.

Some more curry recipes you might like to try

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili [ Cluster Beans Lentil Masala Curry ] Valavaraikkai [ sword beans ] Poriyal Muttaikos [ cabbage ] Poriyal Vegetable Kurma Beans-Lentil Poriyal