It is time to cook up the fresh vegetables that was picked up straight from the fields during our recent visit to my Hubby’s hometown. The kids had a great time picking up veggies and getting their hands muddied. Bags of fresh brinjals, String beans, Avarakkai (broad beans), Ground nuts and ladies finger (okra) were all picked up.
I did not want to cook it up on the stove as I did not want to miss out on the color. So I made this stir fry on the Microwave in order to maintain the greenish hue of the fresh vegetable. You can also follow the recipe on stove top too.
Karamani / string beans – ¼ kgs.
Onion, small -1
To be ground coarsely:
Freshly grated coconut – 3 tbsp Garlic pods – 2 (optional)Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Salt - to taste
For Seasoning / Tadka:
Wash, trim the ends and chop the karamani into 2' pieces. Chop the onions finely. Grind all the ingredients mentioned to a coarse paste without adding any water.
In a Microwave safe bowl, add the oil and micro high for 30 secs. Now add the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and micro at high for 1 or 2 minutes.
Add the chopped onions and karamani / string beans to this tadka. Add 2 tsp water, mix well close the bowl with a microwave safe lid and micro at high for 5 minutes or till the karamani is cooked.
Now add the coarsely ground paste and 1 tsp oil if preferred. Mix well and micro (without the lid) at high for another 2 to 3 minutes. Serve this as a side dish with any sambar rice.
Note: Cooking time may vary depending on the microwave.
Labels: Microwave Recipes, Side Dishes - Rice, South Indian Lunch, Stir fry / Poriyal, Vegetable: Karamani / String Beans