Stir Fried beans

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Ingredients:

Beans – 2 cups (sliced)

Onion – 1 small (sliced lengthwise)

Red chillies – 2 whole

Urad dal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urad_(bean) –1 teaspoon

Coconut grated – 2 teaspoons

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

Chilly powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Oil – 2-3 tablespoons

Salt to taste

How to:

Wash the beans in warm water. Slit the bens lengthwise and then cut into one inch long pieces.

In a wide bottomed pan splutter mustard. Add the urad dal and stir for a second or two till it becomes slightly brown. Add the beans and sauté for a minute. Next add the chopped onions, red chilly, grated coconut, curry leaves and salt and stir. Lastly add the turmeric powder and the chilly powder and keep stirring till the masala coats the beans. Cover and cook for a minute. Check if the beans are still juicy but cooked and the coconut is a little roasted. Remove from fire and serve hot as a side dish with rice.