Sunday, 1 November 2009

Saada Pallya - Beans

Saada Pallya literally means Plain Vegetables. It is vegetables cooked in a minimum amount of water and then seasoned with oil. Simple, tasty, home cooked food, you may serve it as a side dish along with dal, sambhar or any curry and rice.

serves 6

Beans- 2 cups (cut into small pieces excluding the ends)
Onion- 2 tbsp chopped fine
Coconut(grated)- 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tsp
Long red chillies- 4
Curry leaves-4

Method of Preparation:
1. Wash the beans well in salted water.
2. Put in the onions and beans in a kadai, add salt to taste and water.(water should be a cm. less than the level of your beans. This avoids overcooking and keeps your veggies crunchy.) Cook covered on medium heat for about 10 mins till or untill the beans seem done. Cook on low heat untill the water has evaporated.
3. Heat oil in a small pan for seasoning. When hot add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Put off heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Pour over the cooked beans. Mix well and put off heat.
4. Add in the grated coconut. Mix well and serve hot.

Tips:. This is a common recipe that can be made with many other vegetables like cabbage, carrot, beetroot,long beans,snake gourd, green gram and even cashew nuts. My favourites are cashewnuts,cabbage and beans!

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