Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Green beans poogath for "G".This my contribution to Nupur's "A to Z of Indian Vegetables" weekly event.


Green beans are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. Plus green beans are very good source of vitamin A (notably through their concentration of carotenoids including beta-carotene), dietary fiber, potassium, folate, and iron. And, green beans are a good source of magnesium, thiamin, riboflavin, copper, calcium, phosphorous, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and niacin.


If possible, purchase green beans at a store or farmer's market that sells them loose so that you can sort through them to choose the beans of best quality. Purchase beans that have smooth feel and a vibrant green color, and that are free from brown spots or bruises. They should have a firm texture and 'snap' when broken.

Store unwashed fresh beans pods in a plastic bag kept in the refrigerator crisper. Whole beans stored this way should keep for about seven days.

Fresh green beans chopped:2cups
Onion small-1
Garlic-2 flakes
Tumeric-a pinch
Salt- as per taste

For Seasoning:
Curry leaves
Broken urad dhal
Dried Red chilly-1


First season the items given in seasoning list.

Fry garlic and onion. Meantime boil toordhal,tumeric added in microwave for 6-7minutes.

Once onion get fried, add chopped beans,mix well.

Add salt and 1/2cup water, close the lid.

After 15minutes, open and gently mix it...

Once all the moistness is dried, add this drained dhal to the curry,off the stove.

This poogath goes well with sambar rice,dhal rice, curd rice,rotis,almost with all main course.If you want you can add coconut in place of toor dhal.

I like to share the receipes which i tried from our beloved friend's blog.


Check Sailu's Version :here


Check Priya's Version :here


Asha said...

Usha,Poogath looks delicious.I make it too,save the water from boiling the dal and make it to Rasam!!:)
Btw,edit and say Green beans and send it to Nupur's event if you like.The letter is G this week,perfect disg for that.Other dishes look great too.Enjoy!:)

USHA said...

Thanks Ashaji, you are always a guide for us...You suggestion was really good, i made it.

swapna susarla said...

Hi usha
i love the currys with coconut powder.the rasmalai is looking very tasty dear!!!

My days(Gops) said...

hi nga..

unga wishes'ku remba thaaanks'nga....

innum 4yrs kalichi unga wishes'a ninaichi paaaarpen....

pudhu post pottu irruken..
plz cum :))

My days(Gops) said...

halo, sorry'nga......

but kandippaaaa unga wishes'a mind'la vachi irruken....

plz dun mind... sareeengala?

konjam siringa plz... :))

USHA said...

Hi Gops!!!

Ok consider paniyacchi....can u see my smile:))))What i need to update my hubby again this:(((becoz yesterday night only i told him about your good news,again today i need to explain him...
Anyway takecare...wish you a speedy recovery...By the way, where are you residing?(which country?)

USHA said...

Hi Swapna,

Thanks alot dear.First i felt whether i can do it,after thought let me try once..It has came out well ra..

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TNL said...

Hi Usha...this is a wonderful recipe..and so healthy with toor daal in it. I have some green beans..I will try this!


USHA said...

Hi Trupti,

Thanks dear.Do try and let me know.

Vcuisine said...

Nice post Usha, i used to prepare the same way without garlic ofcourse. Rasmalai is mouth watering. Viji

My days(Gops) said...

//can u see my smile:))))//
gud gud..

//today i need to explain him..//
sorry'nga.. :))

//wish you a speedy recovery//
thanks'nga.. will take care myself thanks thanks.. :))

//By the way, where are you residing?(which country?) //

am in kuwait now... :))

My days(Gops) said...

13 th my favorite... so

USHA said...

Hi Viji,

Thanks alot Viji....

Vini K said...

Usha,I just love fresh green beans and your curry is so healthy too!We generally make curry with radish using toordal.My mom makes them with coconut all the time.

The pesarattu and the rasmalai looks great.I have got to try the rasmalais this way now!

Anonymous said...

Usha, I wash the beans well, spread on a paper to dry them. When they are completely dired, I cut them and store in ziploc bags. They remain fresh for more than 15days.
Same way I store many chopped veggies in ziploc bags. They remain very fresh.
Poriyal looks very good.

Prema Sundar said...

U surprised me usha. yesterday I made sailu's upma pesarattu and today I made green beans poriyal .. Sailus turned out great and my inlaws loved it.

KA said...

Beautiful pictures Usha! Beans poriyal looks delicious!

USHA said...

Hi Vini,

Thanks alot.Its very easy,try and hope you will sure enjoy the sweet.

Hi Shilpa,
Thanks.I liked your tip very much,hope it would be very helpful for all of us.

Hi Prema,
Nice to hear.Hope your in-laws are enjoying their stay.

Hi KA,
Thanks alot.

Anonymous said...

Beans poriyal looks great. Rasamalai is very tempting :)
Thanks Usha.

USHA said...

Hi Just for Fun,


Anjali Koli said...

Ushi on cooking spree! all pictures look yumm. Off to check out your recos.

Anonymous said...

lovely healthy recipe Usha... I liked the rasmalai ..have a sweet tooth :-)

Sia said...

i always buy loose beans as we can chose fresh ones. very healthy recipe of beans palya.
and loved pesarattu and rasmalai(i love it)

USHA said...

Hi Anjali,

Thanks alor dear.

Hi Sushma,
Its very try and let me know...

Hi Sups,

Thanks buddy.

Anonymous said...

great dish...beans and daal...great combo...thanks for sharing...take care...

USHA said...

Hi Dilip ji,

Thanks alot.Do visit again..

Anonymous said...

Healthy recipe and one which I make pretty often with grated coconut garnish. I liked the idea of using toor dal with beans.

Pesarattu and rasmalai look delicious too. I'm glad you tried out pesarattu, Usha.:). One of Andhra's classic b'fast foods.

USHA said...

Hi Sailu,

Thanks alot.Even i use sometimes coconut in place of toordhal,once try this and sure you will like it very much...

Lakshmik said...

Hi Usha

Yummy green beans curry. I am sure it will go well with puli kootu or sambar and rice.

Sig said...

Hey Usha, Green Beans dish looks very healthy and delicious. Got here from Nupur's G write up. Great blog you have here.

USHA said...

Hi Lakshmik,

Thanks.Yep! you are correct, it goes well with karakuzhambhu, sambar rice etc.,

Hi Sig,

Thanks for visiting my blog.Do visit again.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Usha,
All the dishes looks very good.But i like the best is those juicy rasmalai.hmm looks so good .Will give a try sometime for sure.

USHA said...

Hi Soumya,

Thanks.Yep!its very easy, do give a try and let me know