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All vegetable and fruits offers outstanding health benefits. Coming to the green beans it is excellent source of protein and fiber. They are also a very good source of folic acid, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and potassium. Ok ok I can understand we all know this. But this is how I tell my son about the health benefits of the vegetables if he hesitates to eat it. So that they really gets interest to eat those vegetables even though they do not understand very much about vitamin or minerals. Example when I cook greens we can have example of popeye who eats spinach and becomes the hero with supernatural strength and muscular forearms. Somehow build up with all stories and make them interest in eating vegetables, fruits and greens. Then coming to the recipe

I often make beans and this is so easy to make which goes very well with rice, dhal, rasam and curd rice. Here goes the recipe..

Ingredients :

Green Beans - 1 cup chopped (Anyway you like)
Coconut- 2 tbsp
Cummin seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric- 1 tsp
Garlic - 1 pod
Green chilli - 1
Tamarind pulp - 1/2 tbsp(optional)
Curry leaves- few
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Onion - 1/2 cup (optional)
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 2 tsp
Oil and salt - as required

Method :

1. Boil the vegetable either in microwave or in pressure cooker. But I usually do like this, Put the vegetable in frying pan and add water 3/4 so that the vegetable should be immersed close the lid 3/4 and cook until all the water is absorbed so that we can maintain the colour of the vegetable too. Transfer it to the plate.
2. In the same pan heat some oil add mustard and urad dhal , then add onion if u like it and curry leaves.
3. Grind coconut, cummin, green chilli, garlic in the blender like dry powder.
4. Now add this to the onion saute till raw smell disappears.
5. Add turmeric, beans and tamarind pulp(optional). Add salt and mix well.
6. Saute for few seconds and everything has to blended well. Garnish with coriander leaves.
7. Serve it with rice.

Nandinis food  – (May 18, 2009 at 3:35 PM)  

I love beans! Yours is colourful and eyecatching. So telling stories and making your son to eat healthy foods. Good MOM!:D

Uma  – (May 18, 2009 at 5:25 PM)  

yummy koora! Looks so beautiful as always and of course mouth-watering Pavithra :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (May 18, 2009 at 6:01 PM)  

Lovely and tasty I am sure! Amazing presentation again...

ARUNA  – (May 18, 2009 at 6:03 PM)  

excellent work as usual!!!!

Christo Gonzales  – (May 18, 2009 at 6:12 PM)  

I dont care how pretty you make it I am still eating it - looks great!

Pooja  – (May 18, 2009 at 6:19 PM)  

Looks the colour and presentation! Amazing!

Padma  – (May 18, 2009 at 6:29 PM)  

Lovely beans fry ... and also liked the cut of beans

Vrinda  – (May 18, 2009 at 7:15 PM)  

Today v had this beans poriyal for lunch..looks great with ur pretty presentation...

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (May 18, 2009 at 8:07 PM)  

Wow the veggies are cut so beautifully and the koora has turned out perfectly well!!!

Renuka  – (May 18, 2009 at 8:59 PM)  

I love beans poriyal..Yours looks perfect..

kittymatti  – (May 18, 2009 at 10:02 PM)  

So fresh! Love the recipe and t he way u have presented this!!!

chef and her kitchen  – (May 18, 2009 at 11:41 PM)  

Looking yummy pavithra....Nice colour of the veggie..

Saritha  – (May 19, 2009 at 12:08 AM)  

Lovely presentation.
I don't cook this much as i am lazy to chop the beans :))

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (May 19, 2009 at 12:35 AM)  

Looks yummy. Looks colorful and neat presentation.

Subhie Arun  – (May 19, 2009 at 2:26 AM)  

neat pesentation...yummy beans.......

Priya Suresh  – (May 19, 2009 at 2:36 AM)  

Beautifully cooked beans poriyal with amazing presentation..great job!

gtyuk  – (May 19, 2009 at 4:05 AM)  

excellent presentation as usual, got lot of patience :)

love the poriyal too :)

Parita  – (May 19, 2009 at 7:16 AM)  

Lovely dish and beautiful presentation..

Vishali  – (May 19, 2009 at 7:21 AM)  

Beans Poriyal looks delicious ....

And, congrats on winning the award!

AnuSriram  – (May 19, 2009 at 8:51 AM)  

Delicious poriyal! Looks lovely! Nice click!

Sakshi  – (May 19, 2009 at 10:11 AM)  

loved the way you have made that border with beans and cumin seeds...

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