Beans Thovattal / Stir fry:
South Indian traditional meal consists of plain cooked rice, sambar, rasam with the repertoire of vegetables which includes a mild and spicy combination of vegetables.One of such vegetable is mild flavoured beans thovattal, or stir fry with dal and coconut.
Onion-1 peeled and chopped
Curry leaves-1 twig
Toor dal boiled-1/2 cup
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
Red chilli-2 nos
Method to prepare:
Boil Toor dal with little turmeric powder to 3/4 th boiled not fully mashed, it should be in blooming stage.
Wash and remove strings on either side of beans cut into very small pieces.
Peel and chop onion.
Heat pan with oil and temper with the above mentioned “To Temper” ingredients.
Add chopped onion, saute for a while, add chopped beans and saute until it gets cooked partially. sprinkle some water if needs.
Add salt and boiled toor dal stir for a minute or two.
Finally, add grated coconut, mix and serve with plain cooked rice and sambar.