Fresh flat green beans 15-20
Sesame Seeds 2 tbsps
Broken Red Chiles 3 – 5
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 3
Curry Leaves 3
Hing a big pinch
Oil 1 tbsp
Method of preparation:
Grind sesame seeds, broken red chiles, cumin seeds and salt into somewhat fine powder.
Wash, snap the ends and chop beans into inch sized pieces.
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 without losing the shape.
Remove from heat and strain the cooked beans.
Heat oil in small wok on medium high, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start to jump, add cooked beans and stir fry for a minute or two.
Add the ground sesame powder and salt if necessary.
Toss well and serve with rice or roti.
Notes: Don’t overcook beans.