Beans Karaari – Yet Another Lazy Meal!

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Beans Varuval: According to my mother…vegetable’s goodness (vitamins and minerals) are wasted…if we dice them too fine! Holding on to that…No wonder, I cook pretty fast. Whenever I force myself to cook vegetables, my creative ideas goes for a toss! I don’t plan much….just trim the ends…stir-fry over the high…this is the basic thumb rule [...]

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Beans Cheruparippu Thoran – The Basic Stir-Fry!

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Beans-Siruparuppu Poriyal: Other Names: Beans-Cherupayar Thoran. Beans Poriyal. Beans Thoran. Beans Stir-Fry. Ingredients: Beans finely choppedGreen chilies 3 choppedMoong dal – 1 small cup soakedSaltGrated coconut 4-7 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewCoconut oil few spoons. Method: Cook the lentils briefly till tender and intact in shape. Set aside. In a wide [...]

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Broccoli Casserole – Flavors of Southern Cooking!

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Broccoli-Green Beans Casserole: Another important dish, that is close to heart. No one could turn this down, after a hard day’s work. Speaking of work’…I mean real physical activity, okay. In this new age of information world…work is something that is confined to cushioned chairs, driving to destinations, or even making a phone call for [...]

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Coconut Milk Infused Vegetable Biriyani – Eat Till Your Heart’s Content:)

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Thengai Paal Sertha Kaikari Biriyani: Ingredients: Short Grain Rice 2 cupsMixed vegetables 1 bowl fullCoconut milk(thin) 2 cupsGreen chilies 6 slittedOnions 1 slicedTomatoes 2 choppedSaltChili powderMint leaves 1 fistfulCilantro few leavesGhee 1 cup. Spices: Cloves 3Cinnamon 2 sticksCardamom 6 crushedBay leaves 3 crumbledStar anise 2Black cardamom 1Rose petal few(dried)Birinji flower 1Saffron few strands – tapped [...]

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Karamani Kai Poriyal / Long Yard Beans Stir-Fry

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Other Names: Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti. Thatta Payir Milagu Varuval. Long-Yard String Beans Stir-Fry(Indian Style). Ingredients: Yard beans 1 bunch – choppedSaltTurmeric 1 pinchGround black pepper 2 spoonsGarlic 7 cloves with skin, crushedCumin seeds 1 spoonMustard seeds 1/2 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoons. Method: Heat oil in a pan, add the tempering spices, followed by chopped [...]

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Hakka Noodles – Totally Vegetarian:)

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Hakka Noodles: Hakka noodles is named after a community in China, who are in large numbers migrated to India, China towns. Unlike Choy Mein, Hakka noodles is popular among Indians for many reasons…it is usually light tossed, uses only flat-soft noodles and said ‘Vegetarian Version’ tastes even better!? Anyway…that verdict is spilled by our Vegetarian [...]

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Green Beans – Shrimps Curry / Beans-Prawn Curry

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Beans-Eral Kuzhambu: Ingredients: Beans 1 bowlPrawns 10-15 largeGarlic 5-7 cloves mincedGinger 2″ gratedOnion 1 large- gratedTomato 1-2 crushedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCumin seeds 1 spoonOil few spoons. Method: Heat oil, and add cumin seeds. Add ginger-garlic and onions. Fry real good, till fragrant. Further add tomatoes, salt, turmeric and chili powder. Add beans too. [...]

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Beans Thoran / Green Beans and Coconut Stir-fry

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Beans Thoran:(Kerala Style) Ingredients: Beans – finely chopped 1 bowl fullSpanish onion 1 gratedGinger 2″ gratedFennel seeds 1 spoon – crushedCumin seeds 1 spoonRed chilies 5Coconut 1/2 shell gratedSaltTurmeric 1 pinchMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewCoconut oil few spoons. Method: In a wide wok, heat oil. Add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and grated onions. [...]

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Green Beans Casserole – Southern Style

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Green Beans Casserole: Ingredients Beans 1 bunchMilk 1 cupSaltPepperFried onions Mushrooms slicedMushroom soup 1 cup. Method: Wash and clean the beans, do not trim their ends. Now bake them briefly with pinch of salt and a cup of milk. Add mushroom cream soup to the same and top[ them with sliced mushrooms, sprinkle the fried [...]

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Cranberry Beans Kurma / Borlotti Beans Curry/ Pink Beans Korma

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Pink Beans Korma: When I saw this pink beans for the first time(5 years ago)in the local farmer’s market, I was so thrilled. So, what do they call it?…Cranberry Beans. But, my cooking experience wasn’t that pleasant, you know! Due to lack of culinary skills back then(it doesn’t mean that I am good now), the [...]

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