Hyacinth Beans Usli/ stir-fry Recipe

This simple Hyacinth Beans Usli is one of my favourites. Popularly known as Pavta in Maharashtra and Avrekalu all over Karnataka, these beans have a distinctive flavour. This Usli with its minimum seasonings keeps the flavour intact. The blob of butter added at the end enhances the taste of the Usli.

Ingredients :

250 gms Hyacinth beans (shelled)

4 green chillies chopped fine

12 garlic cloves crushed slightly

2 tbsps Coconut oil or oil of choice

3 tbsps grated coconut

Juice of half a lemon

Coriander leaves finely chopped



Soak the shelled Hyacinth Beans in enough water overnight. Deskin them. Wash and keep aside . Heat the coconut oil in a pan. Drop in the crushed garlic and roast to a golden yellow. Do not brown the garlic. Add the finely chopped chilles, toss and then drop in the Hyacinth beans, salt and half a glass of water. After it starts boiling, cover and cook over a slow flame till done. Add the grated coconut, finely chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly and serve hot.

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