Saturday, January 14, 2012

Beans Upkari ( Beans Stir fry)

Beans Upkari is a very simple konkani dish. I can say it is a basic dish and very easy to prepare. Enjoy this healthy dish!

  • Beans, Chopped*- 1 1/2 cup
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chilli- 1-2
  • Grated coconut, fresh/frozen- 1 Tbsp
  • Salt- To taste
*Beans can be substituted by any other vegetable of your choice (Only the cooking time may vary)


Heat oil. Add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add broken red chillies. Fry for few seconds and then add chopped beans. Mix well. Add salt and water, as required. Close it with a lid. Keep checking in between, to see whether it is done. When beans is almost cooked, add grated coconut and mix well. Continue cooking for 2-3 more minutes and turn off the heat. Beans Upkari is ready!!

Serve it hot as a side dish to rice. Above measurement serves 2-3 people.

Note: #You can also add a small potato (cut into small cubes) along with beans.
#One more variation is to add a small onion (finely chopped) before adding chopped beans and it has be lightly browned.
#You can as well add 1/2 tsp of Urad dal (split black gram), for the seasoning to get an extra flavor.

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