Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Beans curry/Beans kura/Beans palya

French beans or green beans or just beans as they are referred to are low in fat content and high on vitamins, minerals and other micro nutrients. Beans curry is the first ever curry amma taught us, and more so one of our favorites.
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Preparation time: 25-30mins

Serves: 2


French beans
1/4th kg
Green chillies 2
Refined cooking oil 2tsp
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Black gram 2tsp
Curry leaves 4-5
Coriander 4-5strands

Salt to taste

Fresh and grated coconut to garnish


Most of the Beans will have a fibrous string running along its length unless of course, they are very tender. So wash, remove the fibrous string by plucking on the head of the bean and pulling out the string-like fibre and then chop finely.

Slit 2 green chillies.

In a pan/kadai(bandli/mookudu), heat oil and add mustard seeds. As they pop, add cumin, black gram, curry leaves, green chillies, finely chopped coriander and sauté till tempering is done.

To the above tempering add finely chopped beans, salt to taste and mix well. Add 1 cup water and cook for around 10 mins, till the water has evaporated and the beans are cooked.

A quicker way is to pressure cook the beans in the pressure cooker up to 1 whistle and then add the above tempering to it.

Either which way, beans curry is done. In Andhra Pradesh, the beans curry is served as is but in Karnataka it is a must to add half a cup of fresh and grated coconut to the curry before serving. Whichever method used, beans curry is indeed one of the simplest and highly nutritious foods ever known. It can be had with rice and/or phulkas.


fabiola said...

I just love green beans(now it's their season). This looks soo tasty and quite easy to make. Just not sure I can find all the ingredients in my town!

Pratnee said...

@Fabiola: Thank you for the comment:) Indeed and easy recipe, I am sure you should find most of the ingredients at any South Asian store in your town. If not, you could try making the curry with the green beans and some cilantro. Please follow the above procedure barring the tempering.

Thank you

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