Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 50 Mins
This is no fancy recipe. Green beans boiled and sauteed with mild flavors is a commonly found lunch sides in many of the restaurants here. I buy green beans whenever I see them in the market. Usually, beans poriyal or Paruppu usili is what I make. My Husband was insisting me to try this at home for a long time after he tasted them recently on business lunch. I was sure that it must be an easy one, but have so many versions of it. After researching many of them, I arrived at this method that suits our taste buds. Do try this and drop your comments.
- Wash the beans and trim the ends. Finely chop the garlic cloves and set aside. Dry roast the sesame seeds in a pan and allow it to cool down.
- Heat water in a saucepan and add a tsp of salt to it. Bring it to boil and add the beans to it. Cover with a lid and let them boil for 4- 5 mins. Open the lid and make sure it is parboiled.
- Switch off the flame and drain the water from it. Immediately wash them with cold water to prevent further cooking.
- Drain water and lay them on a paper tissue to cool down completely. Heat oil + butter in a wide pan. When its hot, add the chopped garlic cloves and saute for 1 – 2 mins until it renders a flavor.
- Add the green beans, followed by soya sauce, pepper powder and toss until they are coated. Make sure to check the salt content before adding further salt.
- After a minute, add the dry roasted sesame seeds and switch off the flame. Serve them super hot.
- Soya sauce already has sodium content in it. Also, salt is added earlier when cooking the beans, it is better to check the salt content before adding further.
- Fresh beans always taste great in this recipe. Make sure you use them very fresh instead of using long-stored ones in the refrigerator.