I love chena or chenai (is what we call at home)mezhukkupuratti and my only condition is it should be really well cooked and should not have a bit of firmness to it...but should not be mashed in appearance. I can easily demolish quite a lot of this vegetable made this way. Jeeves, is not too much of a fan of this veggie..so i usually make it when he is on trips and i am left to my own devices for cooking. I know cooking for one is boring, coz i have yet to master cooking for 1..but i have realised it is the only time i can make dishes and veggies i enjoy..without making two of em! ..now why is this loong story!been told when i have written beans thoran as the recipe??...actually chenai what i made for RCI..but i forgot about it on the stove when i was outside with the snow blower..so i made another fav and easy recipe of mine...beans thoran! seriously..it is impossible for anyone to goof-this up..it is made super fast!!
Green Beans - 2 cups (diced).
Coconut - 1/2 cup (grated, i used the powdered one).
Green Chilly -2
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp.
Chana Dal - 1/4 tsp.
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp.
1. In a pan, add oil and allow it to heat. Add in the mustard seeds, then the urad dal,chana dal and the red chilly. When they change color, add in the green beans and 1/2 a cup of water with turmeric and reqd salt.
2. Meanwhile grind the green chilly and the coconut to a coarse paste with minimim water
2. After 10-12 minutes, the green beans are cooked...then make sure all the water is evaporated then...add the coconut-green chilly paste. Cook the dish for a few more minutes till all moisture is evaporated.
This tastes great with sambaar or rasam...with papadam :)
This is my submission to Jyothsna who blogs at Curry Bazaar and is hosting RCI-Kerala.
Thank you so much Jyotsna for entertaining my late entry..