Khatti Meethi Phaliyan / Sweet & Sour Beans Stir Fry

Stir fried beans tossed with some tamarind, jaggery and a spicy coconut mixture. It's easy to make and full of Gujarati flavors. A little sweet, a little tangy!

Source :- Aditya Bal


For the spice paste:

Chillies:- 4
Cumin seeds/Jeera:-1 Tbsp
Coriander seeds/Dhaniya:- 1/2 Tbsp
Coconut, shredded:- 4-5 Tbsp
Water, a little bit
Salt, to taste

To stir fry beans:

Oil:- 1 Tbsp
French beans, cut 3 cm long:- 2 cups

For the main preparation:

Oil:- 1/2 Tbsp
Mustard seeds:-1 Tsp
Til / white sesame seeds:- 1 Tsp
Haldi/Turmeric powder:- 1 Tsp
Asafoetida/Hing, a pinch
Coriander powder:- 2 Tsp
Curry leaves:- 10-15
Water, to cook the beans
Tamarind paste:-2 tsp
Jaggery / Gur:- 2 Tsp


For the spice paste:

1)Dry roast bedki chillies, zeera, coriander seeds and coconut.
2)Pound them together in a mortar and pestle with some salt and water till it makes a fine paste.

To stir fry beans:

1)Add oil in a pan and stir fry beans on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Keep aside.

For the main preparation:

1)In a wok/ kadhai add oil, mustard seeds and til. Saute.
2)Add the spice paste, curry leaves, turmeric, hing and coriander powder. Saute. Add a little water to help the masala cook.
3)Add the stir fried beans with tamarind and jaggery. Add a little water to further cook the beans. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
4)Cover and let it cook in its residual heat.

Serve hot with indian bread/roti..Enjoy:)


Navaneetham Krishnan said...

I seem to be always the first to see your post. Must be spending too much of time on fb. Actually taking a break after the marking.

Ok, this is a delish and tasty popular side for us, especially when paired with rasam and rice, the great flavors which we will adore forever.

Beena.stephy said...

Tempting stir fry.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious :)

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Sweet sour beans poriyal looks yumm.

Nilu A said...

Wow! Delicious Preety.. Loved it :-)

Divya Shivaraman said...

Katti meeti sabji looks amazing dear

Priya Suresh said...

fingerlicking stir fry, love to enjoy with a bowl of rice.

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