Karamani poriyal ~ string beans stir fry in microwave

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Karamani / string beans - ¼ kgs

Onion, small - 1

Freshly grated coconut - 3 tablespoons

Green chillies - 2

Cumin seeds - ¼ teaspoon

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon

Garlic pods - 2

Salt - to taste

Oil - 1 teaspoon

Mustard - ½ teaspoon

Urad dal - ½ teaspoon

Curry leaves - 1 sprig


  • Wash, trim the ends and chop the karamani into 2' pieces. Chop the onions finely. Grind all the ingredients mentioned to a coarse paste without adding any water.
  • In a Microwave safe bowl, add the oil and micro high for 30 secs. Now add the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and micro at high for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped onions and karamani / string beans to this tadka. Add 2 tsp water, mix well close the bowl with a microwave safe lid and micro at high for 5 minutes or till the karamani is cooked.
  • Now add the coarsely ground paste and 1 tsp oil if preferred. Mix well and micro at high for another 2 to 3 minutes. Serve this as a side dish with any sambar rice.


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