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Crisp green beans make for a great side dish. Bean’s Poriyaal is one of my all time favorite. Easy to cook, doesn’t take a lot of time at all. You can see beans poriyaal served in most of authentic wedding lunch. Here is my quick Bean Poriyal recipe for you to try it out.
Fresh green beans 2 cups, chopped finely
Mustard Seeds (as needed)
Half cut Onion
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Dried Red Chilli 1 or 2 halved
Fresh grated coconut 1 tbsp , for garnishing
Oil 1/2 tsp, Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a pan. Pop mustard seeds.
Green Beans with Tomatoes and Herbs
Tasty Green Bean Saute
1 small onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 large ripe tomato, diced, or 1/2 can (7 oz.), diced tomatoes, drained
1 tsp. minced fresh basil (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
1 tsp. minced fresh oregano (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
3/4 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed, or 1 package (10 oz.) frozen green beans,
thawed Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, tomato, basil and oregano. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the green beans, cover and cook for 6 minutes, until the beans are crisp but tender. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 54 calories, 2 g fat (<1 g saturated fat), 10 g carbohydrates,
2 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 7 mg sodium.
I always like to sprinkle my blogs with foodie ones, now and then especially with dishes I liked the most. Because I am fond lover of great healthy food. Hope you can try and let me know how you like it.
Sources: American Cancer Insitutue email. Photos from web.