How to Make Yardlong Beans Stir-Fry (Alasande Palya)

Updated on November 4, 2017
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Yardlong Bean Stir-Fry (Alasande Palya)

A Delicious, Crunchy Side Dish in 20 Minutes!

Long beans are my favorite. They are seasonal and a bit rare here. I like their unique aroma and taste. My parents used to grow them in our fields. As kids, we used to eat a few of these fresh pods off the vine. They are mild sweet and crunchy when raw.

You can make a stir-fry side dish with these beans. For that, you have to chop them in about one-inch pieces. Next, stir-fry them with some oil, slit green chilies, and toss in the sugar, hing powder, and salt. Once they are cooked and still crunchy, add some grated coconut. Mix well. Your easy and delicious stir-fry is done!

Serve them as a side dish for the meal or eat one or two tablespoons of it as is. They go well with rice, roti, flatbread, etc.

Now, let me show you how to make this simple long beans side dish.

5 stars for Yard Long Beans Stir-Fry (Alasande Palya)

Cook Time

Prep time: 7 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 22 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl yardlong beans, cut in one-inch length pieces
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit, cut lengthwise
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp sugar, or jaggery powder
  • 6 curry leaves
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 pinches asafetida/hing powder, optional, gives nice aroma and flavor

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Yardlong Bean Stir-Fry (Alasande Palya)

  1. Heat oil in a wok or deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle.
  2. Add slit green chilies, hing powder, and curry leaves. Saute on a low fire for 30 seconds.
  3. Add chopped long beans. Throw in salt and sugar. Mix well. Stir-cook on a low fire for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add very little water. Cover the pan and cook for 6-7 minutes. Stir them occasionally.
  5. By this time, beans get cooked and still be crunchy. Add grated coconut. Mix well. Turn off the stove.
  6. Your favorite long beans stir-fry is ready to serve! Transfer it into a serving bowl.
  7. Eat rice, roti, or flatbread with this crunchy side dish. You can also eat 1-2 tablespoons of them as is. They are tasty and delightful.

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Yard long beansStep one: Heat oil in a wok or deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Saute till they crackle. Add slit green chilies, hing powder, and curry leaves. Saute for 30 seconds.Step two: Add chopped long beans. Add salt and sugar. Mix well. Saute them on medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes.Step three: Add some water. Cover the pan. Cook for 6-7 minutes. Stir occasionally. By this time, the beans become tender and are still crunchy.Step four: Add grated coconut. Mix well.Step five: Turn off the stove. Transfer the side dish to a serving bowl.Serve roti, rice, or flatbread with this yummy long beans side dish. Enjoy the taste!
Yard long beans
Yard long beans
Step one: Heat oil in a wok or deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Saute till they crackle. Add slit green chilies, hing powder, and curry leaves. Saute for 30 seconds.
Step one: Heat oil in a wok or deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Saute till they crackle. Add slit green chilies, hing powder, and curry leaves. Saute for 30 seconds.
Step two: Add chopped long beans. Add salt and sugar. Mix well. Saute them on medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes.
Step two: Add chopped long beans. Add salt and sugar. Mix well. Saute them on medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes.
Step three: Add some water. Cover the pan. Cook for 6-7 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Step three: Add some water. Cover the pan. Cook for 6-7 minutes. Stir occasionally.
By this time, the beans become tender and are still crunchy.
By this time, the beans become tender and are still crunchy.
Step four: Add grated coconut. Mix well.
Step four: Add grated coconut. Mix well.
Step five: Turn off the stove. Transfer the side dish to a serving bowl.
Step five: Turn off the stove. Transfer the side dish to a serving bowl.
Serve roti, rice, or flatbread with this yummy long beans side dish. Enjoy the taste!
Serve roti, rice, or flatbread with this yummy long beans side dish. Enjoy the taste!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 64
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 4 g1%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 12 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      11 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks. This side dish is not so spicy. This is long beans only. When googled with the image, the name appeared was yard long beans. I will once again check the correct name.

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 

      11 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      oh that is called yard long beans? Here it is called long beans, very crunchy beans but a bit raw. Taste good with spicy paste and onions

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