Dear Foodies & Friends,
Back in June during the last week of my vacation, I went slightly loco in a supermarket and bought lots of colorful plates and bowls for the blog. Thanks to baggage constraints, much of it was left at home. I have been teased on many occasions for packing so much luggage, it’s hard to tell if I’ve brought clothes or snuck in a human or two. No apologies though! Plating up is so much more fun when you’ve got colorful cutlery. If only I could have brought it all.
I can’t be trusted in places full of produce, cooking items and of course, bookstores. I’d love to be in one right now, slumped in a bean bag, nose stuck in a book, sniffing happily at the smell of fresh parchment (alright, maybe that last part sounds a little creepy, but I’m sure there are others like me right? Let me know, all you book loving people out there!) Anyhoo, I digress.
Last week I promised to put up some recipes of side dishes that I made for dinner along with rasam and rice. If you haven’t read that post yet, do check it out here! It’s delicous!
Today’s recipe is ‘beans poriyal’. It’s a dish with tender beans cooked with fresh or lightly roasted coconut and is a staple in every South Indian household. I haven’t met a single person who doesn’t love it. Every time my mom makes poriyal at home, I ask for extra coconut over the top, so you can bet I was pretty generous when I cooked it myself! 😛 Here’s the recipe.
- 150 gms of green beans
- 1.5 tablespoons of fresh or toasted coconut
- 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
- Half a teaspoon of dal
- 1-2 chili peppers
- A few coriander leaves
- A few curry leaves
- Salt to taste