Beans Bharith

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Beans is available throughout the year and in several varieties – Double beans, Single beans and Ring beans among others. And naturally it finds itself in several dishes – Veg Biryani, Cutlet, Vegetable Kurma and Beans curry. Today I am putting up yet another dish whose only main ingredient is beans – Beans Bharith. Make sure they are tender beans you are using for this dish.

What you need to have:

1. Finely chopped Beans – 2 cups


Finely chopped beans

Ingredients of Wet Masala:

1. Fresh grated coconut – 1/2 cup

2. Green chillies – 2 (less spicy)

3. Asafoetida (soft) – size of a peanut

4. Tamarind – 1/2 teaspoon

5. Mustard seeds – 3/4 Teaspoon

ganesh-chaturthi-108 Ingredients of Wet masala

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and chop beans very fine as shown in the image above. Cook it in the cooker with green chillies till it is soft. As usual add a pinch of salt to make sure you are not overcooking the beans.

13-10-2008-119 Cooked Beans & Green chillies

2. While you allow the beans to cool,  grate coconut and keep aside.

3. Place a spatula with 1 teaspoon cooking oil in it on the flame. On heating, add Asafoetida to it and fry till brown and keep it aside. In the left over oil add mustard seeds and fry it till it splutters. Add this to the grated coconut.

4. Grind grated coconut, fried mustard seeds, asafoetida, tamarind and steamed chillies with required quantity of salt in the mixer adding water in steps to a fine consistency.

5. Add cooked beans from step 1 to the masala and run the mixer on whipper mode for a minute so that it remains coarse as shown in the image below.

13-10-2008-121 Ready to serve Beans Bharith

Transfer it to a serving bowl and enjoy the beans bharith as a sidedish with either rice or rotis.

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 4 people


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