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Beans palya / fry

Good morning. :) Today's recipe to be learnt is a palya / fry made from beans. Beans are much tastier made this way. This is probably one of the best possible ways to hide the tasteless taste of beans. :)

The recipe goes as follows:

Ingredients (For 6-7 servings)

Around 20 sticks of beans (Chopped)
3/4 cup grated coconut
Jaggery (Lemon sized)
1/2 tsp corinader powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp rice flour
A pinch of asafoetida
Water (About 2-3 cups)
Salt to taste

Note: You can add Sambar powder as the masala instead of cumin, coriander, red chilly,  rice powder and asafoetida. The ingredients are the same.


1 tbsp cooking oil / Ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 dry red chillies (Broken into half)
5-6 chopped curry leaves (I usually prefer chopping the curry leaves)
1/2 tsp urad dal


Add oil into a vessel and let it heat. Then add the seasoning ingredients i.e. cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and urad dal. Let the mustard seeds stop popping.

Then add the chopped beans and stir fry for about 5 minutes.

Now add water to the beans. The quantity should be such that the beans are fully submerged in the water as shown in the picture below.

Then add jaggery to the mixture. It is better to break the jaggery and add it.

Mix it gently and keep covered with a lid until all the water is drained off. Keep it on a medium flame. Keep checking every now and then whether it is done. Also keep mixing it so that the mixture doesn't get charred.

After water is drained it will look as follows.

Now add salt and mix well. Then you need to add coconut and mix it properly.

The palya is ready to be served. :) Serve it hot with Tomato saaru

Prepare this and quickly send me your suggestions and feedback. Even if you don't prepare it, send me your feedback :) :)

Take care till I write :)

Happy cooking :)


  1. A better camera work would have done the magic :)

  2. Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment!

    I love this simple and delicious beans stir-fry!

  3. Hi...this is so easy but delicious fry....

  4. first time..must say you have a nice blog with delicious collection of recipes...coming back to the stir fry...looks delicious....liked the idea of using step by step pictorial..very helpful...great job!


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