Monday, September 3, 2012


Beans, I mean to say Green beans, which are available commonly in vegetable markets in India is also but less frequently available in united states. Whenever I make Chapatis to pack for lunch, I would also be busy with breakfast and both should get over by 8. Thats the high time in Kitchen I spend and I found beans masala could be very easy and quick, well tasted with rotis and if you have hot cooked rice along with clarified butter (Ghee), I must assure that you will go for second round of filling up your plate.
Here is the recipe and plz try and comment with your feed back.

You need, 
Beans- 300 grams, cut into small pieces
Chilli powder- 3 tb sp.
tamarind paste- 2 tb sp.
Jaggaery or Sugar- 2 tb sp.
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves
Oil and mustard seeds
Coconut powder- to garnish
Curry leaves (optional)

How to cook
Cook beans with pinch of salt in pressure cooker for 3 whistles or cook in a closed pan for 20 minutes. Keep aside
In to a hot pan add oil and mustard seeds to sputter. add red chili powder, salt, jaggery, tamarind and bring it to boil (this will take 5 minutes). throw coriander leaves. I prefer to add coriander leaves prior to beans so that the coriander flavor gets into chili powder.
Now add beans and close the pan with a lid for10 minutes. Taste for salt and garnish with coconut powder.

Serves- 4 with chapatis
Time taken- 25 minutes


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