It was out of curiosity that I got some of these peculiar looking beans ,they were labeled Moongra beans at the store. There was an elderly middle eastern lady picking some up and I had asked her how she cooked them - she said she cooks it with potatoes . I should have followed her recipe ,instead I opted to make a thoran out of it just like beans.Next time around I will cook them with potatoes.
The verdict - It does not taste like beans at all , it retains a nice crunch even after cooking for a long time and tasted kind of like a cross between a radish and spring onions.I wont say that it is bad , but it wasnt wooow either.Later I did some research on them online and read that it was also called Singri,Moongra or Rat tailed Radish.
1. Moongra beans - 1 lb remove the ends and cut into small pieces
2. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
3. Green chillies - 5 chopped
4. Onion - 1/2 of 1 chopped
5. Garlic - 1 clove chopped
6. Curry leaves - 1 spring
7. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
8. mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
9. Oil - 1 tbsp
10. salt - to taste
Mix together with your hand the grated coconut , garlic,onion, green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder and salt to taste and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, when it splutters add in the beans and salt to taste and stirfry for 2 minutes.
Make some space in the center of the pan and add in the coconut mixture and cover with the beans and cook on medium flame in a covered pan until the beans are cooked ( 15 minutes).
Remove the lid, mix well and fry for another minute .
Serve with rice.
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