Beans Poriyal

Poriyal is made everyday in most of the South Indian families for lunch to accompany with the main course such as sambhar or kuzhambhu.Poriyal can be made with single or mixed veggies in which a vegetable(s) is cooked along with some dhal and seasoned.To make it even more tasty grated coconut is added. Today's recipe is going be a such simple and healthy beans poriyal.Coming to the recipe I added green peas along with the flat beans to make it healthy and tasty,my kiddo wants green peas in his food.Now on to the recipe......


Green peas(cooked)1/2cup
Onion1no.(small size)
Green chilly4nos.
Turmeric powder1/8tsp
Curry leaves 5-6 leaves
Saltto taste

For the Seasoning

Mustard seeds1/2tsp
Urad dhal1tsp
Dried red chilly(broken)1no.
Asafoetidaa pinch


                        Wash and chop the beans to 1/2 inch pieces,pulse the coconut with green chillies in a blender without water.Cook the green peas till soft and tender if it is dried and soaked one.
Heat a pan with the oil,crackle the mustard seeds then urad dhal and add the dried chilly,asafoetida.Saute the onions and curry leaves with a pinch of salt.
Once the onion is transparent add the beans and stir it till it changes the color.Now add a cup of water and salt,cook it covered in a slow to medium flame till the beans get soft and tender.
Add the green peas and give it a mix,finally add the coconut.Stir it for a minute and switch off the stove.
Simple beans poriyal ready.


  • If fresh or frozen peas is used then it needs to be sauteed along with the beans.
  • Adding coconut is purely optional but it gives a nice taste.
  • Instead of green peas cooked channa dhal or moong dhal can be used.


Nice poriyal..never added green peas with beans.looks yumm!

Perfectly pairs with sambar rice. I never added green peas with beans. but I sometimes cook with moongdal as you said in notes.

I like the addition of green peas..makes the poriyal so much more flavourful. Lovely!

Awesome Beans stirfry Dear.Simply colourful and good

Very tasty and healthy poriyal recipe..

Very healthy recipe Nalini......& the clicks are superb.

One of my fav poriyal..nice pics :)

wow...beans poriyal looks inviting...i too didn't tried with green peas but i always add cooked moongdal...will try this sometime...thanks for sharing!!
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Healthy and delicious poriyal.Nice idea of adding peas
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Simple and yummy poriyal, nice pictures.

Awesome Poriyal............lovly combo with rice

Should try this combo of green peas and beans...

Such a simple and easy recipe.......bookmarked

One of my fav poriyal,i can have it with anything.

such a simple recipe but tastes soo good :)

I have made bean curry with some dried coconut and spices... but not like this. This looks really delicious!! I love that you added dal into the seasoning and you mixed the beans with peas. I have never mixed them together... now you're tempting me. :) Wonderful dish!!

never tried beans and peas together in poriyal.. looks yummy

Wow wat a delightful and super tempting fry..

Delicious n healthy beans poriyal, looks very tasty.

simple, yet ever pleasing dish - Love this with thelivu rasam :)

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