Delicious in its simplicity – beans palya

beans palya
Myhusband tells me, this palya tasted exactly the same somehow everywhere he had tried it – restaurants, wedding feasts, home
I tell him – that is because it is JUST SO SIMPLE!
That does NOT go to say the dish is too simple.
This palya lights up any south Indian meal, spicy or light. Why I am mom have had an entire meal of just steamed rice and the vegetable!
As usual – it takes not more than 10 minutes.
With a short cooking time, I also feel the nutrients of the vegetable, apparent by the color are retained – how wonderful!

Serves 2-3

French Beans – 500gms                        Freshly grated coconut – 1/4th cup
Salt to taste
For tempering
Mustard seeds – 1tsp                                         Curry leaves – Few
Green chillies – 2-4                                             Oil – 2-3 tsp
– Wash, drain and chop the beans into small pieces
– In a pan, add oil. add mustard seeds once the oil is hot.
_ Once the mustard sputters, add curry leaves and let them crisp
slightly before adding split green chillies.
– Add  the beans, salt to taste, toss and let it cook covered on medium     flame for 5-8 minutes. The beans will lose just a tiny bit of color, but
not the crunch.
– Once the beans are just-cooked, turn the flame off, add grated fresh     coconut and toss.

That’s it!

You would find it so simple yet so delicious, you would end up nibbling into at least half of it even before meal – time. To snack, just roll it into a roti or between two slices of bread, with chutney powder for added taste.





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