Apr 10, 2008

Long Beans Curry

Here is the recipe for long beans curry. We call this as Karamani in tamil and Payathangai in malayalam. This is also a side dish. The process is similar to beans curry.


  1. Long Beans - 2 cups
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Fresh Coconut - 1 tbsp
  4. Oil - 1 tsp
  5. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  6. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  7. Red chillies - 1
  8. Asafoetida Powder - a pinch
First, Wash the raw long beans and chop it into small pieces. Take a microwave safe vessel and put the beans in it and microwave it for 3 mts. first. Take it out and stir it and again keep it for 3 to 5 mts. Make sure beans is fully cooked.

Now take a pan, pre heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dhall and red chillies and fry it to golden brown. Add asafoetida powder in it and now add the cooked long beans to it. Stir it once and add salt and coconut to it. Mix it thoroughly. Now long beans curry is ready to serve. In our place, we use this as a side dish for sambar rice, rasam rice.

Traditional way of serving food in south India is, first payasam, pachadi, sweet pachadi, kosumalli, curry, kootu, pickle and chips. I am trying to cover everything in this blog.


Anonymous said...

Long beans is Kotha-varnga rite??

Or is it some thing else

Vidhya said...

nope its karamani (in tamil) or payathangai (in malayalam)

Anonymous said...

Thanks you !!! but i really don't like, my mom just force me to eat it. yukk....

Vidhya said...

ha ha ! IT happens buddy.
When I was a kid, I used to be a picky eater. My mom used to try all the trick she knows. But after becoming mom of twin girls, I feel very bad everytime they give me trouble to eat vegetables. Its ok if ur mom forces u to eat. U dont have to eat a cup, try eating atleast a tbsp. Atleast she will be happy.

Unknown said...

Hi Vidhya, its looks like healthy come delicious recipe. I am on the way to try... thank you so much, do update great recipes like this.

tiger said...

Someone tell me exactly whats the name for it in Tamil. But today I just did it. But in a different way. I was good. Some say its Kothavaranga, some say its Karamani.. which one ???

Vidhya said...

It is Karamani