Monday, November 29, 2010

Chawli chya shenga chi bhaji (Yardlong Beans)

They are also known as Asparagus beans or Chinese long beans. The seeds from this bean mature into black eye peas.

I was very happy to find these at the local Chinese grocery store the other day. My mother makes this vegetable very often. I had asked her for the recipe and decided to share this on my blog today. It is really easy to make.

First of all, wash and dry the beans. Then break them into 2 inch pieces with your hand taking care to remove the thready lining, if any, along the sides. Microwave them for 5 mins.Take care not to make them too mushy, adjust microwave time accordingly.

After that, take about 3-4 tsp oil in a pan. When it is hot, add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add 1/2 tsp of asofoetida, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 6-7 curry leaves, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder. Add the chavli bean pieces. Saute for 3-4 mins. Add 2 tsp goda masala/garam masala and abt 1 tbsp jaggery (optional) and salt to taste. Lastly add freshly grated coconut about 1/2 cup. Mix everything thoroughly and cover and cook for 4-5 mins on low medium heat.

Garnish with cilantro ans serve with hot poli/roti.

This entry is going to Learning to Cook's: Dish Starts with C Event.

15 comments:

aipi said...

I usually make curry out of these with potatoes..will try your version!

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Paaka Shaale said...

I love yard long beans myself. I normally make this the other way. Would love to try this version :)

indianspicemagic said...

Love this sabzi...

Prathibha said...

Looks nice....will try this way those yard long beans

Pushpa said...

Yummy yard beans subzi,looks lovely.

Kurinji said...

looks yummy!

Padhu said...

I prepare it in a similar manner without jaggery .Lovely

Prathima Rao said...

Thank u rupali for dropping by n ur lovely comment :) U have a wonderful space here & im sure to drop by often...

Panchpakwan said...

Chawli chya baji looks delicious.. perfect with bhakri.

Rachana said...

Looks delicious.

R said...

aipi, paaka shale,indianspicemagic, pratibha, pushpa,kurunji, padhu, prathima rao, panchpakwan, rachana: thank you all for ur appreciation!

Biny Anoop said...

hey recipe sounds looking tasty...will try it out.
Biny

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love the look of the curry. What a great combo to eat with warm roti or warm rice.

Soumya said...

looks delicious...will try this..

R said...

Biny Anoop, Priya YM, Soumya: thank you all for appreciating!