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Masala Beans

Posted: May 21, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Masala Beans  

This is one of another way in which i prepare beans.  This sabzi goes very well with hot paratha’s or roti’s as side dish. Usually I add potatoes but you can avoid if you want to, but I love potatoes so just keeping adding with whatever veggies i can.  

Masala beans

Masala beans

INGREDIENTS:  

  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste

PREPARATION:  

  • Trimmed and cut the beans into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium-heat , add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add onions followed by garlic, ginger and cook until onions are translucent.
  • Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, green chillies and salt to taste and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and beans to the pan and mix well with the masala , cover the pan and cook until the beans and potatoes are soft.
  • Serve hot with paratha’s or roti’s as side dish.

Leftovers: You can keep the veggies in between two slices of bread and toast the bread on flat skillet, and you have a wonderful delicious lunch.

Have a Nice weekend everyone!

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Green Beans stir fry

Posted: May 6, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Green beans Stir-fry

Usually when i am having lack of time to prepare dinner, i stir fry beans with some indian seasoning and serve as a side dish. Its easy and healthy too. Stir fry is the easiest way to include any veggies on your platter and you can also taste the veggies coz it retain its texture and flavour.

Green beans stir fry

Green beans stir fry

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 pound green beans, washed and chopped into small pieces
2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
salt to taste
PREPARATION:

  • Washed, dry and chopped the green beans into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add the green beans to the skillet and stir well.
  • For the seasoning, add turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt and cook it for about 5-7 minutes or until the beans are soft.
  • Serve hot.