Monday, July 13, 2009

Green Beans Upkari

Serve this very simple stir fry with sheeth - plain rice and dali tauy for a heartwarming simple meal.

Farasbiye Upkari

Green Beans Stir Fry


1 lb fresh green beans, both ends and strings removed, chopped

salt to taste


1 tsp oil or coconut oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp asafoetida

1/2 tsp urad daal (optional)

2-3 red chilies, halved


1 tbsp fresh coconut

Suggested Accompaniment

Plain Rice



1. Heat oil in a kadai.

2. Add all the ingredients for tempering.

3. As they sizzle, add green beans and 2 tbsp water. Cover with a lid. Add some water in the lid. Let it cook till green beans are tender.

4. Add salt to taste.

5. Garnish with coconut.

Note -

1. When sauteed in coconut oil, this upkari gets that authentic flavor and taste.

2. If fresh green beans are not available, frozen french cut green beans can be substituted.


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