Beans Thovattal / Stir fry

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.

Beans Thovattal / Stir fry
Beans Thovattal / Stir fry

Ingredients:

Beans-200 gms

Onion-1 peeled and chopped

Curry leaves-1 twig

Toor dal boiled-1/2 cup

salt-1/4 tsp

To Temper:

Oil-3 tsp

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.

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Finally, add grated coconut, mix and serve with plain cooked rice and sambar.

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