Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yard Long Beans Side Dish (Waal Bhaaji With Goda Masala)

A fairly simple side dish seasoned with Goda Masala and Coconut powder. I used Yard Long Beans/ Waal /Alsando, instead of chopping them I manually snapped them off by an inch. This cutting style holds good for tender beans. This side dish goes well with Rotis and serves great with the vegetables sealing in juicy flavours of Goda Masala. Goda Masala adds a different dimension to dry or semi-dry side dish.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Yard Long Beans (manually chopped to 1" size) - 3 cups
Coconut powder or grated coconut (fresh or frozen) - 3 tablespoon
Goda Masala - 1/2 teaspoon

For Seasoning -
Asafoetida - a pinch
Green Chillies - 2
Curry leaves - 3-4
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

Wash the beans and snap off them manually to 1" sized pieces. In a deep vessel, heat few spoons of oil. Once the oil heats up, season with mustard seeds. The seeds will begin to pop, add the curry leaves and sliced green chillies. Add the asafoetida and give a gentle stir. Let the vegetables cook in the seasoning, add little water, cover with a lid. Once completely done & cooked, sprinkle Goda Masala and add the coconut powder. Stir gently for couple of minutes. The water will evaporate by now and the vegetables will be cooked but not mushy. Turn off the flame and serve hot with Rotis.

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