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Fresh Beans with Ginger Garlic

7 Jan

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Chikkudu Kaya Allam Velluli Karam

Ingredients:

Fresh flat green beans 15-20
Green chillies 4
Ginger 1 inch piece
Garlic 3 cloves
Turmeric Powder a small pinch
Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 5
Curry Leaves 5
Milk 1/2 – 3/4 cup
Oil 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Wash, snap the ends and chop fresh beans into app. inch long pieces.
Peel ginger and garlic cloves.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop green chillies.
Coarsely grind ginger and garlic with green chillies using a blender.

Heat oil in small wok, add urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken red chillies and curry leaves.
When dal turns light brown, add flat beans, milk, turmeric powder and green chilli ginger paste.
Cook covered on medium – low heat by stirring occasionally until beans turn soft.
Uncover and fry for few more seconds until any leftover moisture is gone.
Season with salt and serve spicy fresh beans with steamed rice or roti.

Notes:
Don’t overcook fresh beans.