Thursday, April 3, 2008

French Beans Spicy Curry

Learnt From: My friend Kalyani


French Beans --- When chopped --- 3 cups
Onions --- ¼ of the big one
Turmeric Powder --- a pinch
Garlic --- 3 big cloves
Cumin seeds --- 1 tsp
Salt --- as per taste

For Seasoning:

Oil --- 2 tblsn
Urad Dal --- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds --- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds --- ½ tsp
Dry Red Chilly --- 1 chopped


Clean & Chop French beans.

Chop onions.
Heat 2 tblsn of oil in a pan.
Add & Toast seasoning one by one like … urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds & chopped dry red chilly.
Add chopped onions. Fry till translucent.

Add chopped beans, a pinch of turmeric powder and enough salt to the beans.
Add 2 cups of water to the beans. Adjust water till beans cook.

Stir occasionally.
In the mean while, crush 3 garlic cloves and 1 tsp of cumin seeds to a coarse paste with a big ladle.

Cook beans till done.
When the water evaporates add garlic-cumin paste to it.

Stir fry for 2 minutes.
Turn off the heat.
Add a tsp of red chilly powder.

Mix well.
Transfer the curry to a serving bowl.


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  2. Sailaja i tried out the beans curry and it really tasted so good.thanks for the recipe

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  5. Hi Sailaja,
    This way of cooking beans is really delicious and now i am doing this regularly..thank u

  6. it was great - thankyou

  7. Absolutely delicious, thank you. One of the best Indian vegetarian dishes I have ever made or even tried.

    Thanks for sharing it.


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