Friday, 8 November 2013

Beansa Menthkai


Beansa Menthkai is a nice side dish made of french beans . The base gravy(Masolu) is made of coconut  with a flavour of methi seeds. The uniqueness of this dish is the flavour of fenugreek seeds. Also note that the base gravy (Masolu) is not heated giving the dish a unique taste. Let us check the recipe of Beansa Menthkai.


1 cup of finely chopped french Beans.
1 cup of scraped coconut.
half teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds(Methi seeds),
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds,
1 teaspoon of Urad Dal,
2-3 fried red chillies,
A pinch of hing,
5-6 curry leaves,
a pinch of tamarind.
2 teaspoon oil.
Salt to taste.


  • Heat  2 teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add mustart seeds,when they splutter add urad dal, when they get brown slightly, add curry leaves. Simmer and add beans and Salt to taste. Add half cup of water. Let it cook . 
  • Once the beans is cooked , close heat and let it completely cool.
  • Grind together scraped coconut , tamarind, redchillies and hing to a fine paste.
  • Add this paste to the cooled seasoned beans mixture. Mix well
  • If needed add additional mustard seasoning. 
  • Serve with rice and daalithoy.

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