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Alsande Upkari

Hello dear readers! I’m back after a break. Today I will share a simple recipe of the g.s.b’s called as “Alsande upkari” . Alsando means long beans. Mangaloreans also call it ” Lattande” in the local language tulu. Coming back to the recipe we chop the beans either finely or medium size. So you may prepare upkari as you like. If you like it overcooked you may also prepare it in pressure cooker for 1 whistle. We like it just cooked .


Alsando/ long green beans- 1/2 kg

Red chillies – 4 , broken

Mustard seeds – 1tsp

Oil – 1tsp

Salt – to taste

Sugar – 1 pinch

Grated coconut – 2 tbsp(optional)


  1. Wash and chop the beans finely.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and add red chillies.
  3. Saute it for 2 seconds and then add the chopped beans.
  4. Add 1/4 cup water, salt to taste and sugar.
  5. Close with a lid and cook it until 3/4 th done.
  6. Keep checking in between and add water if required.
  7. Once cooked garnish it with grated coconut.


About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

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