Saturday, December 4, 2010
A simple Hyacinth bean Stir Fry
Hyacinth Beans! I love them for their shape and for the lovely hue of green. Locally called, Avarai, these are always stacked up on the vendor's cart. I buy them for the above reasons and make a simple stir fry to suit just my palate because the Mr. and the junior me are oblivious to this when on the table. But this time when I made it, a tablespoon each of the stir fry did make it on to their plates.
The green ones are available in pleanty. Purple ones make a rare appearance. No matter what colour they are in they are a pretty sight to my eyes. There is no exact recipe to this. I just chopped half a kilp of these beans very fine. Four shallots were added to 1t of mustard seeds spluttered in coconut oil. Once the shallots were softened, the beans along with some salt and pepper were added and fried until done.
A stir fry ready in a very short time. Actually, more time is taken to chop them but the end product is a simple yet wholehearty stir fry.