Beans Palya

This is yet another recipe prepared during all occasions. I had earlier posted the recipe for Broad Beans Palya. Just replace the broad beans with beans and you have another authentic dish. However, I will post the recipe here as well.


  1. 1 lb beans( Washed and finely chopped as shown below)
  2. 4 tsp freshly grated coconut
  3. 2-3 sprigs of cilantro finely chopped for garnishing.
  4. 1 tsp oil, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp urad dal, 1/2 tsp channa dal, pinch of hing, 1/2 tsp haldi, and 2 red chiilies
  5. Salt to taste.


Finely chop the beans as shown below.

Finely Chopped Beans

Finely Chopped Beans

Pressure cook the beans for 2 whistles with little water ( 2 tsp).

In a pan, heat oil. Add all the above ingredients like mustrad seeds, haldi, urad dal, chaana dal, hing, red chillies. Fry for a minute or two until the dals turn red.

Next, add the cooked beans. Fry for another few minutes. Add salt, coconut. In most Madhwa houses we add 1/2 tsp sugar or Jaggery to the playa at this point. But, its entirely optional. Garnish with Cilantro.

Beans Palya

Beans Palya

2 responses to this post.

  1. […] Madhwa Dishes. This has recipes for Cucumber Kosambari, Beans Palya, Potato Palya, Lemon Rice, Ambode, Majjige Huli, Nucchina Unde, Gojju, Badam puri […]


  2. Posted by akshata on August 2, 2008 at 9:32 am


    Thanks i got lot of information about festivals from this blog. i felt like i am in india with my mom celebrating festivals.
    thanks once again.



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