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Kerala Style Long Beans Stir Fry (Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti)

Kerala style long beans stir fry with spices, ginger and garlic. A quick and healthy dish that can be served with rice. One of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya :)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine kerala
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 serving
Author Jane Jojo


  • 500 g Long beans
  • coconut oil / vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seed
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 number onion (medium)
  • 1 tsp ginger (crushed)
  • 1 tsp garlic (crushed)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • salt


  1. Cut long beans into 1 inch long pieces. If the beans are matured (slightly yellowish), take out the seeds and use only seeds. Thinly slice onion. You can also use shallots instead of onion.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet (Cast iron skillet works well). Splutter mustard seeds and then add curry leaves.
  3. Add chopped long beans, sliced onions, ginger, garlic, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt. Add 1 tsp oil and stir it well until well combined. Cover and cook. Don't add water. It naturally has a lot of water in it, which releases when they are cooked.
  4. Cook in medium heat until water gets almost dried up. Stir in between, otherwise it can get burnt. It might take around 15 - 20 minutes.
  5. Add 1- 2 tsp oil, saute it for around 5 minutes in medium flame until it gets roasted well. Serve with rice :)

Recipe Notes

Don't add water while cooking long beans for better taste.