June 29, 2013

Beans Masala Curry

French Beans - 250 gms
Onion - 1
Tamarind - 2 strips
Jaggery - small piece
Salt to taste
Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
Oil- 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves

For Masala:
Red Chillies - 10
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Poppy seeds -1 tsp
Roasted channa dal -2 tbsp
Fresh coconut - 1/4 cup


  • Trim the edges of beans. Cut and boil the pieces till half done.
  • Dry roast red chillies, coriander seeds and pepper. Cool and grind all masala ingredients along with chopped onion to make paste.
  • Heat oil in kadai, add cumin and mustard seeds and fry till mustard crackles.
  • Add beans, masala paste, turmeric, salt. Mix well and add 1 cup of water and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • Add tamarind juice and jaggery. Cook til the gravy is little thick.
  • Lastly add coriander leaves.

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