Beans Poriyal with Coconut

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Beans Curry


Beans Curry is one of a very common sides you will find in a South Indian Lunch Menu. Beans poriyal with coconut is one version of making the beans curry. It is very simple to make and can be made in less than 30 minutes.

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Recipe Facts:


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Total Time

30 minutes

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– Beans Cut into tiny pieces – Coconut Grated – Moong dal/payatham paruppu – Mustard – Urad dal/ullutham paruppu – Red chilies – Curry leaves few –Asafetida – Salt to taste – Oil

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– Clean the beans and cut into tiny pieces. In a pot, add the beans, moong dal and add enough water to cover it and let it come to boil. – Let the beans and the moong dal cook ¾ th ways and at this point generously add salt to the boiling water. 

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Steps 1-2

– Once you add the salt, let it boil for couple of minutes so the beans and the dal absorb the salt. Drain it in a colander. – In the same pot, add the oil. Once the oil is heated add the seasonings. Once they splutter, add the drained beans and mix it well.

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Steps 3-4

– Add the sugar and let it cook  until all the water evaporates and the beans look dry. Now add the grated coconut and mix it well.

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Step 5

– Take it off the flame and serve with rice and sambhar or rasam. 

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Step 6


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