Kerala Style Beans Stir Fry (Beans Mezhukkupuratti)
Kerala style beans stir fry with spices, ginger, and garlic. This Beans Mezhukkupuratti is a quick and healthy side dish that goes well with rice. Mezhukkupuratti is made with different vegetables and is very common at a Kerala home. And it's one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya.
Clean the beans. Trim off the string, a hard fibrous strand running the length of the pod. Slice beans into 1/2 inch long slices. Thinly slice onion.
Heat oil in a skillet. Splutter mustard seeds and then add curry leaves and dried red chilli.
Add chopped beans, sliced onions, ginger, garlic, turmeric powder, chilli powder, and salt. Add 2 tsp oil and stir it well until well combined. Cover and cook. Don't add water. It naturally has water in it, which releases while it gets cooked.
Cook in medium heat. Stir it every 3-4 minutes. Otherwise, it can get burnt. Cook until until beans is done and soft. It might take around 15 - 20 minutes.
Add salt if needed. Add 2-3 tsp oil, and saute it on medium high flame for around 5 minutes until it gets roasted (or fried) well. This step is really important for better taste. Serve with rice :)
Don't add water while cooking beans for better taste.