Sirahu Avarrai Poriyal / Winged Beans Fry, a healthy combination of winged beans and moong dal which is easy to prepare. The star like appearance of this vegetable confused me with star fruit. My husband’s colleague introduced us to this amazing vegetable which is known by many names like Goa bean, asparagus pea, four-angled bean, four-cornered bean, Manila bean, Mauritius bean, and winged pea. He asked us to cook this veggie with siru paruppu. So I prepared this dry sabji and enjoyed it with pulka. You can also serve with sambar or rasam rice.
“Winged bean is well recognized by farmers and consumers in the Asian region for its variety of uses and disease tolerance. Winged bean is nutrient rich, and all parts of the plant are edible. Leaves can be eaten like spinach, flowers can be used in salads, tubers can be eaten raw or cooked, seeds can be used in similar ways as the soybean.” – Wikipedia Source
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Sirahu Avarrai Poriyal | Winged Beans & Moong Dal Sabji
a healthy combination of winged beans and moong dal which is easy to prepare.
Author: Preeti Tamilarasan
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: South Indian
- 15 winged beans / sirahu avarrai / chathura payar – chopped
- ¼ cup Moong Dal / Paasi Paruppu / Siru Paruppu / Green Gram – washed
- 1 medium sized onion – finely chopped
- 4 dry red chilies
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- ½ tsp cumin powder / jeera
- 8-10 curry leaves
- Please follow the instructions below.
How to prepare Sirahu Avarrai Poriyal
- Chop winged beans and keep aside. Cook moong dal in enough water for 10 mins. The dal shouldn’t be mushy. Drain the water completely. You can use this water to prepare curry or soup.
- Heat 1 or 2 tsp oil in a pan or kadhai. Tamper mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add broken red chilies and chopped onions. Cook for few seconds.
- Add chopped beans, turmeric powder and cumin powder. Stir well everything. Add cooked moong dal, salt and 1/4 cup water. Cook it covered on low flame for 15 mins. Serve hot with rice and curry.