Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Green Beans Palya | Green Beans Poriyal | French Beans Stir Fry | ಹಸಿರು ಬೀನ್ಸ್ ಪಲ್ಯ

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ. 

There are some vegetables which have become part of our daily cooking, without which we can't do full pledged cooking. For eg: Tomato, Green beans, etc.. These veggies are easily available everywhere in all the seasons. Preparing the rice items like Pulao and some common daily dishes like Sambar, Palya (Stir fry) or Rasam will become really difficult without such veggies. 
I always love to use green beans (also called as French beans) in my cooking. Delicious Sambar, Stir Fry, Pulav, Hashi (Rayita), etc. can be prepared using this beans along with other different vegetables. These days, my little one loves to eat fresh green beans. She enjoys eating all the dishes prepared using green beans. Because of her love towards green beans, we are buying this vegetable every time when we go for buying vegetables!
Below is the recipe of Green Beans Palya / Stir Fry. This simple and delicious Palya suits well with rice, roti and dosa. 

Preparation Time: 20 - 25 minutes
Servings: 3
Difficulty level: Medium

  • Fresh green beans - 300 gm
  • Dry red chilli - 1/2 piece
  • Green chilli - 1 (adjust according to taste)
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 strand
  • Salt to taste
  • Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Sugar - 3/4 tsp or to taste
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Grated coconut (optional) - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup or more

  • Wash and clean the green beans, chop them finely. 
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add dry red chilli pieces, urad dal, mustard seeds, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Saute them on low flame. Once the mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped green chillies and curry leaves. 
  • Saute it for a while and add the chopped green beans. Add around 1/2 cup of water and cook it covered. If the beans is tender ones, this much water will be good enough for cooking. If its grown ones, you may have to add more water. 
  • Saute the mixture occasionally. Once its half cooked, add salt, sugar and amchur powder for taste and mix it well. 
  • If the beans is tender ones, it will get cooked by 10 - 12 minutes. Else, it may take more time. 
  • Once its cooked completely, add the grated coconut and cook it for 5 more minutes. 
  • Serve this healthy n delicious Palya / Poriyal along with rice, roti or dosa. 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Diwali Wishes!

Dear friends,

Here comes my wishes for the Diwali..

May you be blessed with joy n well-being to last through the year..once again, Happy Diwali :)

Sneak a peak at the recipe collection for Diwali..

sakkare holige hayagreeva kaja rice kesari bath rich apple custard
jangir seven cup burfi saate zucchini kheer rava kesari
boondi laddoo groundnut burfi microwave peda obbattu orange shortbread
butter biscuits gavvalu oats samosa bakarwadi khara boondi

Hope to reach you soon with a new recipe!


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Broccoli Stir Fry | Broccoli Palya | ಬ್ರೋಕ್ಲಿ ಫ್ರೈ | ಬ್ರೋಕ್ಲಿ ಪಲ್ಯ

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ. 

Broccoli is one among those veggies which are very good for our health. This green colored veggie looks bit similar to cauliflower, but belongs to the family of cabbage! As read in Wiki, Broccoli is a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. It has got some other benefits such as anti-cancer properties. Due to its health benefits, I have made it a habit of using broccoli in my cooking on regular basis these days.
Broccoli is very good for preparing Indian dishes like Paratha, Stir Fry, Curry and so on. Broccoli Stir Fry is of our family favorite. I was thinking of sharing this recipe from quite a long time, but was not able to click the picks. These days, little one keeps an eye on my activities all the time. Whenever I prepare some dishes and arrange them for the photo shoot, her little hands will be there to rearrange everything! So, my clicking activities are restricted to week-ends most of the time, when she will be busy with her dad :)
Here is the recipe of Broccoli Stir Fry / Broccoli Palya. Simple yet delicious, I hope you will love it!

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Broccoli, slit into medium size florets - 3 cups
  • Onion - 1 small
  • Crushed ginger, garlic - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp or to taste
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

  • Chop the onion into medium size pieces.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add the crushed ginger - garlic and saute for a while. Once it turns lightly brownish, add the chopped onion and fry till it looks transparent. 
  • Add the broccoli florets and salt to taste. Cook it covered. Give it a stir occasionally.
  • Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder when the broccoli is almost done.
  • Cook it for 2 - 3 minutes more and turn off the flame. 
  • Serve this delicious Broccoli Stir Fry with lunch or just have them as it is!

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