Stirfried green beans


You'll need

500 gm green beans ½ onion 2 dried red chillies (see note) 60 ml (¼ cup) vegetable oil 1 tsp black mustard seeds 1 sprig of fresh curry leaves (see note) ½ tsp ground turmeric 1 cup grated fresh coconut

Method

  • 01
  • String the beans and chop finely. Peel the onion and dice finely. Break the chillies in half.
  • 02
  • Heat oil in a wok or a heavy-based pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, dried chilli and turmeric. Add the beans and onion and season to taste with sea salt. Stirfry then cover for a few of minutes. Add the coconut and stirfry again until the beans are cooked.
Note The chillies and curry leaves are normally removed before serving.

“Porial is a style of preparing different vegetables. The most common one is beans, a popular dish from the south of India, but replacing the beans with cabbage or sliced potatoes also works well. Light and easy, I use beans porial as an accompaniment for pepper chicken chettinad.” This recipe is from the book Qmin by Anil Ashokan (Allen & Unwin, $39.95 pbk).

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

You might also like...

Easter lunch recipes

recipes

Christmas pudding ice-cream

Cupcake recipes

recipes

Raspberry and Mint Mojito

Thomas Keller's sandwich recipes

recipes

Neil Perry: Prawn cocktail

Grilling recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Blueberry vanilla tart

Neil Perry's Spice Temple recipes

recipes

Barbecue trout bundles with prosciutto and button mushrooms

Pickle and preserve recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Homemade lemonade

15 (shameless) chocolate recipes

recipes

Serge Danserau: Duck confit and potato terrine

Sexy salad recipes

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×