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Green Bean Stir Fry-Beans Poriyal Recipe

Beans Poriyal/Indian green bean stir fry gets cooked easily, blends well with the ingredients added to it. This is the very basic and common recipe in Southern India. And an everyday simple menu. Beans are the must in the shopping list after onion and tomato.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South Indian
Keyword beans poriyal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 Serves
Calories 139kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar


  • 1 cup Green Beans chpped
  • 1 tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or as required
  • Ingredients For Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Skinless Black Gram / Urad Dal
  • 2 Red Chili
  • 8 Leaves Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbp Cooking Oil


  • Chop beans, onion to fine pieces.
  • In a pan add 1 tsp of oil for tempering mustard, skinless black gram. Wait till it gets splutter.
  • Then add chopped onion, red chili, curry leaves, Saute them till, onion turns pink. Add 1/4 cup water and bring it to the boil.
  • Once the water started boiling add chopped beans. This makes the beans to retain its green color. Add salt. Cook it on medium to high flame till the water gets evaporated. Bring it to simmer for another 3-5 min and allow it to get firmer, soft and tender. Make sure it should not be either dry or too moist.
  • Now it's the time to add grated coconut,a and saute it for another 1 min. Turn off the heat and transfer beans poriyal to the serving bowl.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1110IU | Vitamin C: 231.4mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg