Monday, May 3, 2010

String Bean Masala/String beans Stir fry with Coconut and Spices


Ingredients:
2 cups of String beans chopped
Sal to taste
For Masala:
3 tbsp Bengal gram
1 tbsp Black gram
2 tbsp Coriender seeds
4 red chilies
1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
4 tbsp fresh coconut grated
a lemon sized Tamarind pulp
Tempering:
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Bengal gram
1 tsp Black gram
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 red chili
few curry leaves
1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
Heat 1 tsp oil in a medium pan, add all the ingredients from Masala list except coconut saute for 2-3 mins or until it turns light golden and grind to fine paste with coconut by adding little water and keep aside.
In a heavy sauce pan, heat a 3 tbsp oil add mustard seeds,cumin seeds, bengal and black grams, red chili and curry leaves when mustard seeds splutters add asafoetida powder and chopped long beans saute for a min. Add turmeric powder and 1 to 11/2 cups of water mix well and cover the lid. Let the beans cook.
Meanwhile, In a medium pan add 2 tsp oil add ground masala paste and cook for 5-7 mins or until the paste is dry and crisp.
Lastly,  add the masala to cooked beans and cook for few more mins until masala blends well with beans.
Serve with hot rice.

12 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely beans masala. Great presentation too!

Swapna Sree said...

"ooks yummy and loved presentation....

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely click, easy to do but very delicious...nice recipe madhuri,just loved the ingredients used...

Panchpakwan said...

Nice recipe dear..I too make with only coconut.. yours too sounds lovely.

? said...

Lovely snapshots Madhuri!
This recipe is new to me; we usually cook it in a saute without any tempering; this looks delicious!

Gulmohar said...

Love this beans..looks so yumm

Priya said...

Love this string beans, but this masala sounds truly delectable..

SathyaSridhar said...

Nice ingredients dear for beans curry...well presented..

Jagruti said...

Yummy and delicious beans curry...

Nandini said...

Healthy and delicious stir-fry.

Aruna Manikandan said...

healthy delicious stir fry!!!!
Nice clicks:-)

Soma Pradhan said...

Hey this is an intersring recipe..easy and so comforting

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