Gluten free · Sides/ Accompaniments · Vegetarian

Valor Beans Poriyal / Avaraikai Poriyal

Poriyal means sautéed or sometimes fried vegetables. Poriyal serves as a side dish to a three course meal of rice with sambar, rasam and curd. This poriyal is made by shallow frying thinly sliced valor beans along with spices.


Serves 2-3

1 cup Valor Beans (thinly sliced)

1/4 cup Onion (finely chopped) I used red onions. Use whatever is available except for sweet ones.

1  Dry Red chilli (If you have fresh red or green chillies, use them)

1/4 teaspoon Black Mustard seeds

1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon Urad dal (broken)

1/2 teaspoon Curry leaves (fresh or dry)

2 teaspoons Oil

Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a medium sized pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add cumin seeds, urad dal, red chilli and curry leaves. Sauté until red chilli turns brownish black and the dal turns golden brown.
  • Add the onions and sauté until it turn translucent. Now add the valor beans. Sprinkle salt, stir well and cook covered for 5-10 mins.
  • Serve hot with Rice and dal.


  • Use a splatter screen to protect yourself and the surface when the mustard splutters.
  • Adding salt before the beans is cooked retains the green colour.

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