Thursday 28 July 2011

Beans Olathu

Beans are always a staple in my everyday cooking. We have it at least 2 times a week, of course, cooked in different forms.

This particular dish is a popular one from Kerala, God’s own country, my hometown. It’s very simple and tastes heavenly and goes great great with rice and sambhar or dal.

My husband and I absolutely love this dish and hope you will also like this simple yet exotic veggie dish.


Beans - 12 to 15
Turmeric - 1 or 2 pinches
Salt - to taste
Shallots - 10 to 12 (Pounded)
Garlic - 3 to 4 cloves (Pounded)
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
Coconut Oil - 2 tbsp
Crushed Red Chilli flakes - ½ tbsp (add as per spice tolerance)


Cut the beans into long slanting strips and cook with salt and turmeric by sprinkling water 2 to 3 times. Cook till water evaporates completely.

Now take a wok and heat oil. When oil is hot, add garlic, shallots and curry leaves and sauté till shallots turn golden brown. Now, add the cooked beans and sauté till everything is combined well. Then add the crushed chilli flakes and sauté well. (Sauté on both high and low flames alternately) Once done, remove from stove.

Serve with Rice.

Source: My Mom

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