Beans Ava Petti Koora (Beans mustard curry)


Beans: 250 gms

Mustard seeds: 1 tbsp

Green chillies: 3/4 nos


Urad dal: 1 tsp

Channa dal: 1 tsp

Mustard seeds: 1 tsp

Cumin seeds: 1 tsp

Oil for frying

Salt: As required

Curry leaves: A sprig

Hing: A pinch

Grated fresh coconut: 1tbsp(optional)

Method of preparation:

  1. Clean the Beans thoroughly and cut them into small pieces. Place them in a plate and steam boil in pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
  2. Wait till the pressure settles and open the lid. Drain any excess water.Tip: This water can be used for sambar or any vegetable soup.
  3. Now heat kadai/non stick pan. Add 1 tbsp of oil, wait for a minute till, add mustard, urad dal, chana dal and jeera (cumin seeds).
  4. When mustard pops out add pinch of hing, turmeric and pressure cooked beans. Add curry leaves also.
  5. Mix well and fry the beans adding required amount of salt till the moisture evaporates. This process will take approximately 5 minutes.Beans Ava1
  6. Turn off the stove and allow it cool down.
  7. Meanwhile take a mixer and grind 1 tsp of mustard seeds till it become a smooth fine powder. Now add 3/4 green chillies adding little water to it to become smooth paste.
  8. Add this paste to the beans curry and mix evenly.
  9. Beans Ava curry is ready to serve with rice / chapathi.Beans Ava2


  1. Whenever we make Ava (mustard) curries the Ava paste should be added at the end once it cools down to avoid bitter taste.
  2. Usually vegetables like Beans, carrot and plantain I steam boil them in pressure cooker along with rice In order to save fuel and time.
  3. Fresh grated coconut can also be added to this curry for additional flavor.
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