May 4, 2011

Achinga Vathakkal (Long Beans Curry)

Long beans is good for health with good amount of dietary fiber. My daughter likes this achinga payaru

Long beans fry
Achinga Vathakkal

Ingredients

  • Achinga..........................one bunch
  • Mustard Seeds................1tsp
  • Urad Dhal......................2 tsp
  • Red Chili.........................2
  • Turmeric Powder.............1/4tsp
  • Salt to Taste 
Method
  • Wash and cut 1" long pieces. 
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds urad dhal and broken red chili.
  • When the mustard splutters add the long beans pieces, turmeric and salt. 
  • Add half a cup of water,mix well and cover it.
  • When the beans are cooked add 1/2 tsp chili powder and1/2 tsp. asafoetida.See the water is dried up and the beans are cooked. 
  • Serve this with sambar rice.
Another Method
  • Cut the long beans into small pieces. Cook the same way above.
  • Grind the grated coconut and 2 green chilies very coarsely, add to the cooked beans. 
  • This thovaran is very tasty.
  • For Onam Sadya this is one of the items.

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