It is time for the second quick stir fry recipe. Day 2 ,Week 1, in blogging Marathon 74. And it is also nearing mid night and I am frantically searching through all the folders in the laptop for a set of pictures to post today.I know I made the dish, a quick stir fry,I remember clicking and editing the pics, yet I cannot for the life of me remember where I saved them!

For the past many years,I have been cooking, clicking, editing and uploading the pics to the blog on the same day. But somewhere down the lane, I lost that habit and the images just to pile up and one fine day when I remember them, I edit and post the pics.

So finally, the search was fruitful and I located the pics that I was looking for.Along with it I found some other pics that needed some editing.

But by that time, it was too late.It was either that the cough med made me drowsy or my eyelids had a mind of their own, all i wanted to do was fall asleep! And hence this late post!

So, coming back to the recipe.. I remembered seeing a recipe in Usha’s blog, a long while ago.I liked the idea of using Kholapuri masala in the dish. I had a few teaspoons of this masala that Pradnya had given us during the previous meet in Chennai.So decided to use it.

That meet in Chennai was like two years ago and you might be wondering how that masala was still with me! I had it stashed away[along with all the other precious foodie gifts] in the freezer and used it when needed!

Ok, enough of stories..Let’s go on the recipe..

This is a simple stir fry of beans using the Kholapuri masala which can be made quickly in a pressure cooker.

This is not exactly the OPOS [one pot one shot] way of cooking.OPOS is a method of cooking quickly in the pressure cooker,that was initiated by Ramki of One page cook books. Here I have used a couple of steps in the preparation.So this can be termed as part OPOS..

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Quick Beans Stir Fry with Kholapuri Masala

A quick curry with Maharashtrian flavors!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: PJ
  • 250 grams Fresh Green Beans finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 number Onion Finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Channa dal
  • 2 numbers Red chilies broken
  • 2 tablespoons Kholapuri Masala [adjust to taste]
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves a few
  1. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add mustard and channa dal.

  2. When the mustard pops, add the curry leaves, red chilies and onion. Saute till the onions turn translucent.

  3. Add the chopped beans,kholapuri masala, salt and a tablespoon of water. Mix well.

  4. Cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle. Wait for the pressure to come down.

  5. Open the cooker and give a stir. Remove onto a serving bowl.

  6. Serve as a side with lunch.

Recipe Notes
  • The cooking time will vary. But a whistle or two is more than sufficient to cook this quantity of beans.
  • Adjust the masala to suit your taste
  • If there is a little water remaining in the cooker, cook the curry [without the lid] till the water evaporates.
  • The same curry can be made in a pan too. But it will take longer to cook this way.

Step by step tutorial

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard and channa dal. When the mustard pops, add the curry leaves, red chilies,onion.

Once the onion turns translucent, add the chopped beans, kholapuri masala, salt and a tablespoon of water.Mix well.

Pressure cook for one or two whistles / till done. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and give the contents a stir. Remove onto a serving bowl.

Serve as a side with steamed rice…


  • The cooking time might differ. A couple of whistles are sufficient to cook the beans.
  • Adjust the masala to suit your taste
  • If there is a little water in the cooker after the curry is cooked, cook the curry without the lid till the water evaporates.
  • The same curry can be made in a pan too.But it will the cooking time will be longer.

9 thoughts on “Quick Beans Stir Fry Recipe [with Kholapuri Masala]”

  1. Thanks for the mention, PJ! I still have some of the spices from that meet. Aren’t we a crazy bunch, stacking away the precious spices and using it sparingly whenever required.. 🙂 Btw, the stir fry looks really good.

  2. Nice to know I am not the only weird one who protects ingredients like they are gold! Have carefully stored the stuff we bought at Delhi to be used till eternity!
    Love this pressure cooker beans and masala! Easy and tasty 🙂

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