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Fresh Beans with Peanuts

9 Feb

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Fresh Beans with Peanuts.

Fresh beans are stringed and chopped into pieces. They are then cooked in oil along with whole spices. Raw peanuts are roasted are ground into powder and added to the cooked beans along with scraped coconut. Serve fresh beans with peanuts over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 5 Servings of Fresh Beans with Peanuts

Ingredients:

Fresh Beans 2 Cups Chopped
Raw Peanuts 1/4 Cup
Scraped Fresh Coconut 1/8 Cup
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Salt to Taste
Oil 1 Tbsp

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

String the fresh beans and wash thoroughly.
Chop the fresh beans into halves or thirds depending on the length.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.

Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan, add peanuts and fry till on medium flame till peanuts are roasted.
Grind roasted peanuts and green chiles into coarse powder using spice grinder.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped beans.
Cook covered on low flame for around 8 minutes or until beans change color and turns soft.
Uncover, stir in ground peanuts and green chile mixture once beans is cooked.
Let the beans cook in peanuts mixture for few minutes, add salt and remove from heat.
Stir in scraped coconut and serve fresh beans with peanuts with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure beans are cooked well before adding peanuts powder to the pan.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with green chiles. If fresh beans are not cooked well, put the curry back on heat, add a splash of water and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: Check other recipes with fresh beans here.
Other Names: Fresh Beans with Peanuts.