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January 20, 2014


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Beans peas poriyal

Beans green peas poriyal is one of my favourite poriyal recipes. My mom makes this as side dish for keerai sambar and more kuzhambu. Its a very simple and tasty recipe without onion and garlic. Addition of ground coconut and cumin seeds makes this side dish tastier. Do try it !

Beans peas poriyal

Beans peas poriyal for rice - Suji idli with Eno, curd

 Beans peas poriyal recipe for rice
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Poriyal recipe
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Beans - 1.5 cups
  • Fresh Green Peas - 1/2 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few

  • Wash and chop the beans finely. Take the chopped beans and fresh peas in a pressure cooker. Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Add 1/2 cup of water. (If you are using dried peas, soak it overnight and then pressure cook it.)
  • Pressure cook in high flame for 2 whistles. After the steam is released,open the cooker. Veggies would be perfectly cooked. Do not cook in low flame else it will turn mushy. Make sure peas is not over cooked.
beans poriyal step by step
  • Dry grind the coconut, cumin seeds / jeera and set aside.
Beans peas poriyal step by step
  • In a kadai, heat oil and temper the mustard, urad dal and curry leaves. Add the cooked peas, beans mixture. Keep the flame high and allow the excess water to drain if any.
  • Now add the ground coconut and saute in medium flame for two minutes. Swicth off the flame. 
Beans peas poriyal step by step
Yummy beans peas poriyal is ready to be served with rice !
  • For variations, you can also add chopped carrots. U can skip peas if you don’t have them. Use only beans.
  • If using dried peas, soak overnight adding  a pinch of  cooking soda. The next day, drain the soaked water and pressure cook it along with beans. It will get cooked nicely.
  • U can also add 2 small onions while grinding coconut. It adds a nice flavor to this poriyal.

Serve as a side dish for MORKUZHAMBU or KEERAI SAMBAR

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Rafeeda AR said...

never heard of this combination... sounds yum...

jaya's recipes said...

Never eaten this will surely try!looks yummy.

great-secret-of-life said...

nice combo.. looks good

Prema said...

Healthy poriyal,luks colourful...

Priya Anandakumar said...

A very healthy and delicious poriyal, lovely sis...

Home Cooked food said...

Healthy and delicious dish

Shanthi said...

New combo...very interesting recipe Chitra...keep rocking..

Unknown said...

Nice kids frndly combo..

Laxmipriya said...

have never tried this combo.. lovely green.. like its color.. :)

Chitra said...

Yes smitha,u r right.My daughter liked it a lot :)

Hema said...

Healthy and delicious curry, like you have said, should taste divine with moru kuzhambu

foodgalleri said...

Perfect side with sambar or rasam.. looks so yumm!

Vimitha Durai said...

Nice combo...

Janani said...

Love beans poriyal all time I always make it with sambar

Sona said...

nice combination. looks delicious and healthy.

nandoos kitchen said...

yummy combination beans and peas. perfect with rice and sambar.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

A very interesting comibation of beans and peas...look delicious

easyfoodsmith said...

Very healthy dish and sounds yummy.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Very nice combo dear. Love this.

Sangeetha Priya said...

such a healthy combo of greens, love it!!!

Unknown said...

Nice combination curry, looks very tempting