Sunday, 29 January 2012

lazy cooks beans foogath

Hi folks........first the recipe..then my ranting...this is a nice n simple way to do beans..also called beans Upkari..or more commanly called beans with coconut in my house.
1.500gms french beans,chopped into small pcs
2. 1 medium sized onion chooped fine
3. 1 green chilli chopped fine
4. curry leaves-1 sprig
5. 1 tsp mustard seeds
6. 1 tblsp chana dal(optional)
7. 2 tblsp grated coconut
8. salt to taste.
1.Heat 1 tblsp coconut oil in a kadhai,splutter the mustard seeds.
2.Add chana dal,saute...then add the onion,green chilli and curry leaves..saute.
3.Add the beans,salt and just a sprinkle of water.Cover and cook on a low flame.
4.Cook till the beans are done and the water has evaporated.
5.Add the coconut,stir well and put off the flame.

6. Serve hot.
Now onto my promised ranting...after much arm twisting,i finally took the car out on my own into town and came to the following conclusions
1.I HATE driving..i would much rather be driven and
2.I HATE driving..i would much rather be driven...... cant say it often enough.I do not know if this makes be unemancipated,a blot on womankind or plain stupid!The bliss of staring out of the car window,making inane comments and singing offkey can only happen if you're comfortably seated next to SOMEONELSE driving! I rest my case.:)


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  3. Lovely n simple preparation ..delicious!

  4. simple and delicious one...healthy too..

  5. so delicious and wonderful !!

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  6. simple easy and yummy stire
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  7. This is one of my fav too. I agree with you totally about the driving but what to do life dictates otherwise !

  8. WOW This looks healthy <3
    But I dont like coconut. Any other alternative??


    1. hi megha....replace the coconut oil with olive the tadka...and do away with the coconut.....or the other option would be to use roasted and crushed peanuts.:)

  9. Just can't resist this sinful treat,yumm yumm !