Tuesday, December 6, 2022



In today's recipe from my Home State of Karnataka, we use Flat Beans also called Broad Beans. In Bengaluru, these are available in plenty in the winter months. 

In Kannada, Flat Beans are known as Chapparada Avarekayi. They are called Surti Papdi in Gujarati and Val Papdi in Maharashtra and Goa. 

Flat beans are a good source of Vitamins for us apart from having numerous other health benefits. 

Today's recipe is for an easy to make yet yummy stir fry which is served as a side dish to the main meal. 

I have adapted this from " Flat Beans Fry" from the YouTube video made by Gruha Paaka.  

We had this for lunch yesterday and it was delicious! 


  • Flat Beans, 300 grams,
  • Cumin Seeds, 1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds, 1 tsp
  • Guntur Red Chillies, 3-4 or as per taste
  • Mustard Seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Large-sized Onion, 1
  • Curry Leaves, a few
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Water, 1/2 cup
  • Fresh Coconut Gratings, 3 tbsp
  • Oil, 2-3 tbsp


Wash and de-string flat beans and cut into 1 " pieces

Peel and chop the large-sized onion

Dry roast the mustard seeds and cumin seeds in a thick bottomed kadhai on medium flame

Then add the red chillies and saute till the mustard seeds start spluttering. Take care that the chillies don't get burnt

Allow this to cool and. transfer the roasted ingredients to a small mixer jar. Grind to a coarse powder and keep aside.

Heat oil in the same kadhai and on medium heat add 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds. When they splutter add the chopped onions, curry leaves, and turmeric powder

Saute till the onion turns translucent

To this add the flat beans and salt  to taste, mix well and saute for 1 minute

Add 1/2 cup of water and cook covered for 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring from time to time till the beans get cooked

Once they are cooked, mix in the freshly ground masala powder and the coconut gratings

Saute for about 2 minutes

Switch off the gas and transfer the Flat Beans Stir Fry to a serving plate

Serve as a side dish to the main meal 


  1. Thanks for the yummy recipe. These beans are flooding the market since last few days.


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