Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Payar Mezhukkupuratti / Long Beans Stir Fry

This is one of the easiest and tastiest versions among vegetarian stir fries and so it is a regular visitor in my dining table.

Ingredients :

  1. Achinga Payar/Long beans : 500g(washed,drained and cut into 1 inch long pieces).
  2. Water : 1/4 cup
  3. Shallots : 4-5
  4. Garlic : 3-4
  5. Dry red chillies : 5
  6. Curry Leaves : 2 springs
  7. Mustard seeds.
  8. Salt
  9. Oil

Method :

  • Crush the shallots,garlic and red chillies together.
  • Cook the long beans in a closed pan with 1/4 cup water in medium flame.(Do not overcook.just like sauteing)
  • Heat oil in another pan,splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves.
  • Add the crushed mixture and saute for few seconds.
  • Add the cooked beans into it , mix well and saute for few more minutes in low flame.
  • Switch off the flame.



  1. this is my favorite... beans aavumbo chorinekkalum ethrayo kooduthal kazhikkum... hehe...

  2. This one always features in my menu once a week.. But I do not add garlic & shallots :D