Fresh flat green beans 15-20
Green chillies 4-6
Ginger 1 inch piece
Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 5
Oil 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Method of preparation:
Wash, snap the ends and chop beans into inch sized pieces.
Peel ginger, remove stems and wash green chillies.
Lightly grind ginger with green chillies in a blender(don’t add water).
Boil few cups of water in a saucepan.
Add chopped beans, little salt and cook for app. 5 minutes or until the beans become tender holding its shape.
Remove from heat and strain the excess water.
Heat oil in small wok, add urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and broken red chillies.
When dal turns light brown, add cooked beans and green chilli ginger paste.
Stir fry for a minute or two until the rawness of green chilli goes.
Adjust salt and serve with rice or roti.
Notes: Don’t overcook beans.