Sometimes when I shop at Indian stores and find some rare vegetables that my Amma used to make in India, I get super excited. This week I found some very fresh flat beans at the local Indian store. I decided to make poriyal/ curry out of it for dinner. The flat beans cooks very fast but prepping it takes some time. Otherwise it is just like cooking any regular south Indian vegetable. Had avaarakai curry with sambar and it was yum.
Flat Beans/ Avaarakai - 1 pound
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Udad Dal - 1 tsp
Dry Chillies - 2
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Curry Leaves - a few
2. Heat the sauté pan with oil. Add mustard seeds, let it pop and then add udad dal and dry chillies. When the udad dal gets golden brown, add the flat beans and give it a good toss. Cover and cook for a few mites.
3. Add salt and cook for another 5 minutes covered, It will become very tender. Add the coconut and curry leaves and give it a mix.
4. Serve it as a side dish with any meal.