beans poriyal recipe | how to make french beans poriyal | beans sabzi recipe

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french beans poriyal recipe - a quick south indian side dish made with french beans, spices and coconut

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beans poriyal recipe with step by step photos – a quick and tasty south indian side dish made with french beans, spices and coconut. this is one of those recipes i often make with beans along with beans foogath and aloo beans sabzi.

french beans poriyal recipe

poriyal is a south indian dry vegetable preparation where the veggies are sauted in spices and topped with fresh grated coconut. you can make poriyal with veggies like cabbage, carrot, beetroot, okra, potato etc.

i make poriyal recipes often as a side dish with sambar or rasam along with rice. poriyals are are easy and quick to make and are healthy vegan side dishes which you can make on a short notice. i have already shared the recipes of:

  1. beetroot poriyal 
  2. beetroot carrot poriyal.

you can serve beans poriyal with roti, chappati or as a side dish with sambar-rice or rasam-rice combo. it will also go well with dal and rice combo.

if you are looking for more veggie recipes then do check:

beans poriyal recipe below:

beans poriyal
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beans poriyal recipe | south indian style beans sabzi recipe

french beans poriyal recipe - a quick south indian side dish made with french beans, spices and coconut

course side dish
cuisine south indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 2 to 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 225 to 250 grams french beans
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ¾ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ¾ teaspoon urad dal (split husked black gram)
  • 2 dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch) - whole or broken and deseeded
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon grated coconut
  • ½ cup water
  • salt as required

how to make recipe

chopping beans:

  1. rinse the french beans for a few times in water. drain them.
  2. remove the side strings from the beans and then chop them diagonally or in ¼ inch pieces.

making beans poriyal recipe:

  1. heat oil in a kadai or pan. add the mustard seeds and urad dal.

  2. on a low flame fry the mustard seeds and urad dal. fry till the mustard splutters and the urad dal turns into a maroonish red. don't burn the dal.

  3. add the dry red chilies, curry leaves, turmeric powder, asafoetida. mix very well. 

  4. now add the chopped french beans
  5. saute for a minute and then add ½ cup water along with salt.

  6. cover and cook till the french beans are tender and done.

  7. check in between whilst cooking. if the water dries up, you can add some more water.
  8. once the beans are cooked till tender, add the grated coconut. switch off the stove and stir.

  9. serve the french beans poriyal hot or warm with sambar and steamed rice.

how to make beans sabzi or beans poriyal recipe:

1. rinse 225 to 250 grams of french beans for a few times in water very well.

french beans poriyal recipe

2. you can also rinse the french beans in a colander and then drain them.

french beans poriyal recipe

3. remove the side strings from the beans.

french beans poriyal recipe

4. then chop them diagonally or straight in ¼ inch pieces. collect 6 to 7 beans together and chop them. this works faster, then chopping each french bean separately.

french beans poriyal recipe

5. keep the chopped french beans aside.

french beans poriyal recipe

6. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making french beans poriyal.

french beans poriyal recipe

7. heat 1 tablespoon oil in a kadai or pan. add ¾ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai) and ¾ teaspoon urad dal (split husked black gram).

french beans poriyal recipe

8. on a low flame saute the mustard seeds and urad dal, till the mustard seeds splutter and crackle.

french beans poriyal recipe

9. fry the urad dal till it turns into a maroonish red color. don’t burn the dal.

french beans poriyal recipe

10. add 2 dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch) which are broken and deseeded. also add 1 sprig of curry leaves (kadi patta).

french beans poriyal recipe

11. next add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) and 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing). mix well.

french beans poriyal recipe

12. now add the chopped french beans.

french beans poriyal recipe

13. mix very well.

french beans poriyal recipe

14. saute for a minute and then add ½ cup water.

french beans poriyal recipe

15. also add salt as required. mix well again.

french beans poriyal recipe

16. cover the pan with a tight lid. on a low flame simmer the french beans till they are cooked and tender.

french beans poriyal recipe

17. check beans poriyal in between whilst cooking.

french beans poriyal recipe

18. if the water dries up, you can add some more water.

french beans poriyal recipe

19. cook till the french beans are done. once the beans are cooked till tender, then add 2 to 3 tablespoon grated coconut.

french beans poriyal recipe

20. mix very well and then switch off the flame.

french beans poriyal recipe

21. serve the french beans poriyal hot or warm with sambar and steamed rice.

beans poriyal

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Hi dassana, I am a big fan of your recipes. Your page is google of almost all Indian recipes.Tried beans poriyal and came out super yummy. My 2 year old was super happy having the yummy dish. Thankyou so much 😊

    • Welcome Akki. Glad to know this. Thanks for your positive feedback.

  2. Hey Dasana, I have been following your recipes and have tried many. They have turned out very well. Thanks for sharing them. While checking french beans poriyal recipe, i had one question. Which coconut will be better dry coconut in powder form or raw coconut?

    • thanks kanan. for poriyals always add fresh coconut and not the dry coconut. fresh coconut tastes better.

  3. Hi Dassana, I tried this today and it came out well.. light n simple.. Thanks for sharing it. I follow your other recipes too.. Thank you for helping us…. ?

    • welcome sneha and thankyou so much for your kind words 🙂

  4. Sis I need step by step photos and procedure

    • in a few recipes posted, there are no step by step photos. i plan to update all these recipes one by one with stepwise pics.

  5. Hi Dassana & Amit,

    I discovered your blog yesterday when I was searching for a boiled peas recipe from my childhood using dried green peas. Found something close to it on your blog. I love Indian food, particularly recipes from South India. This bean recipe reminds me of an okra version which I enjoyed growing up in Fiji. My mums Indian friends used to make roti parcels of it. If I try and make it with okra would i need to dry the okra out first as it tends to be quite slimey? That’s assuming I can find okra in Sweden. Haven’t been able to find freshly grated coconut here, i guess dessicated coconut will suffice?

    I’m looking forward to trying many of your recipes!

    Dawn

    • thanks dawn. i make okra poriyal too and i will be adding the recipe in some time. you have to cook the okra first. i temper with sesame oil, mustard seeds, urad dal (split & husked black gram), red chilies or green chilies, curry leaves, turmeric and asafoetida. then add chopped okra. the okra has to be sliced in 1/4 inch roundels. add salt and stir. cook the okra uncovered, till the okra is done. stir at intervals to ensure that the okra slices do not get browned. lastly add coconut and stir. you can use desiccated coconut instead of fresh coconut.