Beans palya recipe.
Palya means ‘vegetables sautéed with spices’ in Kannada, which is usually served as a side dish. Beans palya is a simple, quick dish where green beans are sauted with spices and finished off with coconut and lemon juice. This healthy dish is ready in less than 20 minutes and goes very well with roti, chapati, rice, and even tastes great just by itself. This is one of my favourite side dishes, I make it very often. Perfect combination with rice and saaru (rasam).
Palya usually comprises of a single vegetable that is cut into bite-sized pieces and is stir-fried in oil with a few whole spices. It is finished with freshly grated coconut, coriander leaves, and lemon juice. To make beans palya, I highly recommend buying tender beans. Make sure you string them before chopping.
To make beans palya, I first wash and string the beans. I prepare the tempering with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, and chana dal. I then add chopped beans and saute for a few minutes, making sure they still have some crunch. I then finish it wil coconut, coriander leaves and lemon juice.
This simple yet delicious dish is an easy way to include green beans in your diet. Green beans, which is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables, are a rich source of vitamins, folate, and fiber. This versatile vegetable is a healthy source of micronutrients too.
Try this simple healthy stir fry to complete your weekday meal. Or skip your regular salad and give this dish a go. I am sure you will love it!