Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Yard long Beans stir fry with coconut / Barbati kobari koora

If you live in New England, you know what kind of veggies we get here during the winter or for that matter all year round! Same old veggies and nothing new :)
Yard long beans are one which we can see almost all the time in the Indian grocery store.
I am not complaining cos I happen to like this vegetable or this type of beans better than the other beans...but I think I like 'Goruchikkudu' more and my hubby like Broad beans more...
Yard long beans are good to use in any Indo-chinese dishes too beacause of this thin structure.
I like them cut up tiny and stir fried plain or with coconut. But cutting them small or tiny is the better part, cos they tend to become kind of crispy when cooked.
This is a simple stir fry made with coconut and goes good with rice or chapathis / rotis.
Doesn't take much time to make, only time taken is cutting the barbati up!!

Image courtesy: kochconnect.com


a bunch of barbati / yard long beans, chopped up tiny
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp coconut
1 tbsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste

1/2 tsp urad daal
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp jeera, cumin seeds
2 dry red chillies, broken
bunch of curry leaves
chopped coriander leaves for garnish

1-2 tbsp oil


Heat oil in pan. Add Urad daal and let it brown. Add mustard seeds and jeera, let them splutter.
Add the red chillies and curry leaves.
Add the onions and saute till translucent. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute for adding the chopped barbati. Add salt and let cook until the barbati gets cooked. Add the chilli powder and fry it.
In the end add the coconut and mix it well into the barbati.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with roti, chapati or with hot rice.


  1. The stirfry looks great. I love the long beans too but not cooked with coconut and urad dall. Must be really nice with chappatis.

  2. looks delicious and healthy...great with rice..

  3. Looks good.I need to taste it.Will try this recipe as i do not like what I make

  4. I do it simple. Tiny cut up beans, with tiny cut up potatoes, beets, carrots - whatever I have available. Simple tadka of curry leaves, mustard seeds and onions/garlic, salt and haldi. That's it!

  5. delicious stir fry coconut gives a good taste

  6. it looks so yummy .. i have normal beans at home .. will try with that :)

  7. I am trying to think which kinda beans this is -- perhaps you could put a picture of the actual raw beans? I just ate this long beans - called karamani in the south with black channa dal which I plan to blog, if I get that veggie here..
    That was amazingly good!

  8. I always make the curried version never tried the sir fry..will try it :)

    US Masala

  9. Delicious looking stir fry, I too make it with coconut sometimes...

  10. Love this version...very tempting dear!thanks for sharing!

  11. I don't make this...after seeing yrs I am tempted !looks delicious...

  12. Thanks dear for posting the pics - will look for it in the grocery store next time I'm there

  13. very tempting...would love to have it with rice and sambhar.

  14. mmm one of my favorites, been a long time since i cooked with it :)

  15. Thank u smitha for giving me such a nice carving blog and also for visiting my blog.....

  16. Yummy stir fry.



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