Friday, March 17, 2006


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This curry was served in one of my friends party it was yummy so I wanted to try this recipe for sure, today I tried this same as she did it ,it has come out great , I would like
to share with all.


Oil for poppu/tadka/for tempering
6 cups fresh beans, chopped into bits.
1 tspn. Mustard seeds.
¼ tspn fennel seeds.
Few curry leaves.
2 bay leaves.
4 tomatoes chopped.
2 onions, chopped.
¼ tspn turmeric powder.
½ tspn red chili powder.
1 tspn garam masala powder.
1 tspn ginger/garlic paste.
1-2 tspn salt( according to taste).
Fresh coriander springs, chopped.


Heat oil in a sauce pan, when the oil is warm enough, add mustard and fennel seeds. When mustard seeds begin to pop, add onions and bay leaves. When onion turn light brown, add ginger/garlic paste, after few minutes add turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala powder. Wait until a spicy flavor emanates from the pot. Then stir in the cut beans, curry leaves, cut tomatoes, and salt and mix well, Later add enough water and cook over medium heat covered. When the beans are soft, remove from the heat. If you like you may add some more water to obtain the desired consistency. Adjust salt according to taste. Garnish with coriander before serving.

Serve hot with plain rice or any kind of fried rice or rotis.

Variation: Instead of tomatoes, you can use tamarind juice or you can also use dried mango powder/amchoor powder .

This receipe is for Anthony's curry mela.


Kay said...

I've never tried making a curry (I mean, a gravy kind of curry) out of green beans. Have added it in Kurma, yes, but not a cury on it's own. I will try it sometime soon and let you know how ti went, Tanu. It looks yummy.

Ashwini said...

This is so new. I am always on the lookout for new ways to cook common veges like beans

Lakshmi said...

Hi Tanuja,
Haven't tried this...but sure next time when i'll bring beans.

Tanuja said...

Thank u Kay,ashwini, and Lakshmi for visiting my blog:)

ur right ashwini even i have the same problem cooking the veggie in the same method every time makes me boring so i like to try in different:)

u guys try and tell me how u liked:)

Kitchenmate said...

This looks really different, and i like the idea of tomato/tamarind, esp the part of amchoor powder:) Definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing this recipe:)

sailu said...

This beans recipe with saunf and ginger-garlic paste is quite different from the regular beans recipes.Will try it,Tanuja.

Annita said...

Looks good..Have to try it..

LERA said...

Hi Your Beans recipe seems to be on the top of my for today's menu....Thanks for sharing!

Kay said...

Tanu, I tried it today. It was so wonderful. Just wanted to drop in and say a quick 'Thank you'! :)

Priya Dilip said...

Hi Tanuja ,
tried this bean curry.. it was a nice healthy side dish for chappathi... and check out the picture of ur bean curry trial in my page...

Priya Dilip

Vemula Madhu said...

so nice ,thank u for sharing

Vemula Madhu said...

so nice ,thank u for sharing