Chathura Payar Parippu Mezhukupuratti (winged Beans Pigeon Lentils Stir Fry)
Chathura payar or star beans/ winged beans as you know them otherwise, is a very rare breed and not found commercially like normal varieties of beans. When chopped in circular angle this bean has a star shape and that makes these beans also known as star beans. It is often cooked as a stir fry or with lentils. In my mother's side of the family this beans is also cooked with meat and they therefore call it 'erachi payar' which means beans cooked with meat. I found this batch from a local farmer who engages in local organic farming and I was so excited I decided to cook it for my family. This is a very simple recipe used for any beans at our home.