Friday, April 30, 2010

Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti / Yard long Bean stir fried with Thai Chili

   Famously know as the yard long bean these are actually only about 1/2 a yard long.  From the cowpea family this is quite common and universally liked in Kerala.  I think we accept it more as our own.  Even when we hesitate to add green beans to some of the traditional preparations, yard long bean or snake bean or Chinese long bean is considered more 'apna.' (hindi word to express a possessive own).

  Like we treat most vegetables in our cuisine we sauteed this beans.  It's safe to say it's universally preferred.  The only flavors we give this dish comes from the coconut oil, coconut pieces and sometimes onions.  The difference of chilis used either green or dry red chili also alters the flavor slightly.  I made some this morning in the most simple way and I we will elaborate on a few more ways of sauteing this vegetable in later posts.    Hope you enjoy this simple dish.  Have a fantastic weekend with the weather ever so beautiful outside. 
Ingredients:
Beans - 1/2 a bunch (about 30)
Thai chili - 6 nos
Oil - 2 Tbspn
Salt - to taste

Method:
1. Snap the beans to small pieces and split the chilies at the ends
2. Heat oil in a pan add the beans stirring intermittently on medium heat saute the beans
3. When half done add salt to taste and stir
4. Cook till done and serve with rice and curry
Contributor: Sunitha

55 comments:

  1. Lovely curry and with less than 5 ingredients too. My kinda curry. Nice partner for Yogurt Rice!

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  2. This one is really easy and yumm, i also love the one which is made with a bit of onions and few garlic and coocnut oil, i think tha tis how mom used to make when i was young.

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  3. Lovely curry. I have never used these variety of beans though I often see them in the market. Guess got to try them once.

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  4. Its simple and easy...healthy recipe thanks for sharing.nice click.

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  5. Entamme enthoru coincidence anu..Kairali sistersinte ennalathe vatta mesha sammelanathil achinga ayrunu main vishyam..We dont get it here in Baton rouge ormakal ayavirakki erikayrunu..appol und dha kidakunu...Love it CC's....

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  6. Simple and tasty mezhukkupuratti..Love it!!

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  7. nice.. i like this vegetable.. i wonder where did u find it here ..

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  8. Simple and delicious stir fry..looks fabulous..

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  9. Even I prepared long bean recipe today. looks awesome.

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  10. Quick and easy..i love the coconut flavor of this mezhukkupuratti ..

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  11. we eat a lot of this in Bengal as they are available almost all year round. Maa makes stir fries with potato and we love that with rotis. this is another version which am gonna try soon.

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  12. very delicious..love ur pics :)

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  13. lovely dear! I liked the cooked color, it looks very tempting. Would go well with roti's.

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  14. Simple one! I always see those long beans at the store but never bought 'em. Now I have a reason!! :)

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  15. Wow..simple and delicious curry...

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  16. THis is a vey common dish in bengal..as sayantani told very pften fried along with potato..very tasty with the dal and rice....the snaps are too good as usual...

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  17. Very simple ingredients n quick cooking n healthy poriyal...superb dear perfect side for curd rice..

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  18. this is my fav..how much I miss it..we dont get gud quality payar here..hmmphh

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  19. Sunitha,

    I love achinga payar mzhukkupuratti than any thing else, adipoli.

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  20. I love these beans, but no one else does in my family. Its been so long since I used them. Your photos are amazing. I always look at the amazing clicks.

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  21. So this is what one does with these long beans! GReat! I can do it too! Sounds so delicious and easy!

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  22. Simple is always best. Your bean recipe is proof. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. This looks really simple and delicious!

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  24. I love long beans...this recipe is yumm!!! Happy Weekend dearies ;)

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  25. There comes my achinga (love them)

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  26. I love Long Beans.Gr8,Nice clicks...Yummy recipe.

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  27. simple yet very delicious. Happy weekend to both of you..:-)
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  28. This is quite similar to a Chinese dish that I love (with mince) great side dish!

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  29. Very simple and nice recipe. Yummy!!

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  30. These beans taste quite different from green beans though they are all ...beans :P

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  31. amo moltissimo anch'io il tuo modo di presentare le ricette e le tue foto ciao

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  32. Nice and healthy dish.
    I've been looking for these beans but could not find them in the market. I fry the beans with potatoes cut into very tiny pieces.

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  33. I like long bean too...my mum used to make savoury rice with them for our lunch. Very delicious.

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  34. oh I love this combo! what a great dish!

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  35. oh wow, i am always awed by your clicks! (half) yard long beans look delicious :)

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  36. Enikku etavum ishtapetta vibhavam.....leshyam thenga ittaal ugran!

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  37. Very nice, wonderful and delicious dish. Thanks for your lovely recipe.

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  38. very easy recipe...looks really nice

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  39. I just love all mezhukuvatti.

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  40. love the payaru stir-fry...my husband's fave... i make it often...of course, your pics r just fab...

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  41. loved the click of the bunch of payar, 1st picture...entho oru nostalgic effect!!!

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  42. Never seen these beans before but I really like the simple seasoning!

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  43. Stir-fried yard beans look wonderful, perfect with sambar rice.

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  44. Lovely combination, perfect with full meal.

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  45. quick 'n easy one...loved the pictures!

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  46. Easy as well as tasty!Nice bowl too

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  47. Nice and healthy. Nice click...

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  48. Lovely vibrant colors of green beans. I adore the clicks u take, great as usual!

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  49. that's a simple, quick and healthy preparation!! I like it!!

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