Monday, August 20, 2012

Achinga Payar Thoran - Yard long beans stir-fry with coconut

Achinga payar thoran 

Achinga payaru/Pacha Payaru/ Yard long beans - 1 bunch
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Shallots - 3 or 4 or half of a small onion, chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
Green chili chopped - 2
Dried red chili - 2
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Clean and chop the beans finely in very small circles.
Heat oil in a pan and add Mustard seeds.When they pop up add dried red chilies and curry leaves.
Add shallots/onions, garlic and green chilies.
After 5 minutes, add chopped beans and salt and mix well.
Sprinkle 3 table spoons of water , keep everything to the centre and cook it covered for 4-5 minutes or till it is dry and the beans are cooked.
Add coconut mixture and toss well. Saute for a couple of minutes or till it is dry and done.
Serve warm with rice.

Achinga payar thoran