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Beans Palya / Brahmin style beans upkari

This is a  Brahmin style Beans Palya/upkari. The recipe was shared by my friend Poornima Ajit Kudva. Again this is one more delayed post . And a must share post. This Palya is commonly served in the Brahmin temples and weddings. It goes best with rice and sambhar with a dash of pickle and papad.

Recipe courtesy : Poornima Ajit Kudva

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Beans- 1/2 kg, chopped finely

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1tsp

Green chilly – 2

Curry leaves – few

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, chopped to garnish

Ingredients for the masala:

Grated coconut- 1 cup

Mustard seeds -1 tsp

Red Chilly -3

Tamarind – marble sized

Jaggery – a bit for the taste


  1. Grind the ingredients mentioned to be ground to a coarse paste.
  2. Don’t grind too fine, just pulse the mixer 3 to 4 times.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Splutter cumin seeds.
  5. Add green chilly and curry leaves.
  6. Add chopped beans and salt to taste.
  7. Add little water and cook it until done.
  8. Add masala and a bit of Jaggery.
  9. Saute it for few minutes.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  11. Serve it hot.



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