Ingredients (Serves 3 - 4):
Achinga Payar / Long Beans -- 250gm
Turmeric Powder -- ¼ tsp
Chilly Powder -- 1 tsp
Shallots -- 2 - 3 (optional)
Mustard seeds -- 1 tsp
Red chillies -- 2
Curry Leaves -- 1 sprig
Oil -- 2 tbsp , I use coconut oil
Salt -- as required
Clean and cut the payar/beans; almost 2 inch . In a pan, add the cut beans, turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and half a cup of water and let it cook until soft. Add more water only if required - we want the beans to be completely dry, by the time it is cooked. Keep aside.
Heat oil in another pan. Add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add the curry leaves and broken dry red chillies. Add the chopped shallots, if using and saute until the shallots are brown.
Add cooked beans and mix well. Keep it on a low flame for few minutes, until any remaining water gets dried.
Serve hot with rice.