The Yardlong beans was available at the local market and although I have not liked them as a kid, I have taken a liking to this vegetable of late. Cluster beans is another story :).Its a simple poriyal and easy to make.
Yardlong beans : 1 bunch (approx 250-300gm)
Onion : 1 finely chopped
Coconut : 3-4 tbsp
Cumin/jeera : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric : 1/4 tsp optional
Green Chilli : 1 small
Garlic : 1 clove
Red chillies : 2, broken
Mustard : 1/2 tsp
Oil : 2 tsp
Add the coconut, green chilli, cumin to a blender jar and pulse it thrice.
Heat up oil in a pan and add the mustard. Allow to splutter
Add the red chillies as well as the urad dal wait for the dal to turn brown
Now add the onions, curry leaves and the finely chopped beans
Saute for a minute and then cover pan with lid on low heat and let it cook for 5 minutes
Halfway through add the crushed coconut mixture and a tbsp water.
Cover with lid and cook further for 3-4 minutes
Serve with rice as an accompaniment.