Its been some time since I posted a favorite of Vazhayila ; a thoran. As you all know N loves it and its a must have with rice and curry.
I am not planning to fill you with my blah blah today , as I have nothing much to write about , words are not flowing as it always used to.
I have been reading a lot , I mean a lot these days and even then nothing to write about :(. Its just the screen staring at me :)....What better time to clear out my drafts than this ? okie Straight to the recipe now ......
Achinga payaru/Pacha Payaru/ Yard long beans - 1 bunch( 1 kettu or pidi, usually that comes around 1/2 lb in Indian grocery stores here)
Grated coconut - 2 table spoon to 1/4 cup
Shallots - 3-4 or half of a small onion
Garlic - 2 cloves
Green chili chopped - 2
Dried red chili - 1
Clean and chop the beans in very small circles.
Crush Shallots, garlic and green chili in a mortar and pestle.
Add coconut to it and mix well with your hands.
Heat oil in a pan and add Mustard seeds.When they pop up add dried red chile and curry leaves
Add Chopped beans and salt and mix well.
Sprinkle 3 table spoons of water , keep everything to the centre and cook it covered for 4-5 minutes or till it is dry and the beans cooked.
Add coconut mixture and toss well.Saute for a couple of minutes or till it is dry and done.
Serve warm with rice.