Long Beans Stir-fry (Achinga Mezhukupuratti)



Long beans – 1/4 kg

Small onions – 5 sliced

Garlic – 1 chopped

Red chilly flakes – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Water/ Veg stock/ Chicken stock – 1/2 cup

Salt – to taste

Olive oil – 1 tbsp


Wash and cut the beans into 1″ long pieces.  In a non stick pan, heat oil and add the onions and garlic.  Fry till it turns light brown in color.  Add the chilly flakes and turmeric powder.  Pour the stock into the pan and add salt to taste.  Add the beans and mix well.  Cover with a lid and cook on low flame till the beans is cooked.  Open the lid and evaporate excess water.  Increase the flame and stir-fry for about two minutes.  Serve as a side dish with steamed rice or rotis.

Adding the stock enhances the flavour of the dish.  Since I am a non vegetarian, I usually use chicken stock which is readily available in the supermarkets!  Maggi stock cube can also be used instead of stock.

  1. Wow it is after long you are posting.
    Hope you are having fun and hope to see you here more ofte, love a achingea like this.

  2. YUM! I love those sweetish Gawar beans. Good one Lissie! 🙂

  3. mmmm…simple and one of my favs! 🙂

  4. thanks asha, happy and super chef! do visit again…