Thursday, December 03, 2015

Curried Green Beans

(From Banu's Cookbook)

2 cups of washed and chopped green beans
1 tsp of Olive Oil
Cumin Seeds for Seasoning
Mustard Seeds for seasoning
Curry Leaves for seasoning
IP Salt to Taste
1 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1 1/2 tsp Corriander Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Tumeric Powder
1-2 tsp Lemon Juice
Chopped cilantro for Garnishing

1. Remove the ends of Green Beans, wash and chop them.
2. In a pan, heat olive oil and add Cumin and Mustard Seeds. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves and the chopped green beans and mix well.
3. Reduce the heat to low and cook the green beans by covering the pan. Do not add any extra water. Green beans get cooked by the condensation that forms when you close the pan with a lid.
4. Keep stirring it in between and once the green beans are almost cooked (about 9-10 mins depending on the quality of green beans) - add all the spice powders including salt and mix well.
5. Continue cooking until the green beans is well done.
6. Add Lemon juice and chopped cilantro and serve it hot.
7. You can serve it with Tofu like I have done in the picture or with IP Potato puree

1. You have to cook this in low fire without any water, else the green beans will become soggy.
2. The curry leaves add a nice taste to the curry, so try to add that as much as possible. 

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