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Beans Payaru Poriyal

Beans payaru poriyal is a simple and flavorful South Indian stir-fry made with green beans and moong dal (also known as payaru in Tamil). Here is a recipe for making beans payaru poriyal. Serve hot as a side dish with rice or roti.

Beans Payaru Poriyal

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: PoriyalCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Looking for a delicious side dish? Try this flavorful combination of green beans, green gram, and sambar powder, perfect to pair with rice.


  • Beans – 100 gm

  • Green Gram (Pachai Payaru) – 1/2 cup

  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Urad Dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida Powder – a pinch

  • Coconut Gratings – 2 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves – few


  • Wash well and soak the green gram in water for six to eight hours (or overnight).
  • Boil 2 to 3 cups of water and add the soaked green gram along with a pinch of salt. Cook till it becomes soft.
  • Drain the excess water and keep the cooked green gram aside.
  • Chop beans to 1″ pieces.
  • In a frying pan add the oil and when it is hot add mustard.
  • When the mustard pops up add urad dhal, asafoetida powder and curry leaves and fry till the urad dhal become light brown.
  • Then add beans pieces along with turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt and sprinkle two to three handful of water and stir well.
  • Cover with a lid and cook on medium flame till beans are soft.
  • Add the cooked gram to beans and mix well.
  • Finally add coconut gratings and stir once again and remove.

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  • You can also pressure cook the soaked green gram for just two whistles.
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