Flat Beans Stir fry (Avarekkai Thengai Poriyal) Recipe

Flat beans stir fry is easy and healthy side dish to prepare. This stir fry is normally served during large family gathering or during Tamil Hindu festivals like Pongal, Varusha Pirappu (tamil new year's eve) and Diwali, as per caste and community tradition these side dishes may vary for every ceremony, its not the same throughout southindia. 

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500 Grams Flat Beans/Avarekkai
4 Tbsp Fresh Coconut
1 Tbsp Cumin
1/2 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Small Onion Finely Chopped
1 Green Chilly
1 Inch Ginger
3 Sprigs Curry Leaves
2 Dried Red Chilies
1/2 Tsp Split Black Gram Dhal
1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
1 Tbsp Tamarind Pulp
1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
2 + 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
Salt as per taste

Watch my video demo to see how to clean and prep up flat beans.
Heat a wok on low to medium flame add coconut oil. Coconut oil will burn fast be very careful while preparing dishes using this oil.

Once the oil reaches smoking point add mustard seeds allow to splutter and reduce. Add split black gram and dry red chilies fry for a minute.

Add chopped onions, curry leaves and asafoetida fry till onions turn transparent. Add flat beans stir fry for a minute, add chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt stir fry for another minute.

Add 2 cups water cover and cook on medium flame for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes check if the veggies are cooked if there is excess moisture place on high flame allow the moisture to evaporate.

In a coffer grinder/mixer jar add ginger, coconut, cumin and chilly add little water and grind to form a smooth paste. Once the vegetable has cooked add tamarind pulp stir and cook for a minute. 

Add the ground masala stir fry for a minute remove from flame add 1 Tbsp coconut oil...we can garnish with chopped coriander and serve this for roti or steam cooked rice...Enjoy 😀

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