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Monday, March 19, 2012

Green Beans



1 lbs of fresh green beans can be substituted with frozen beans
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt or according to preference

Seasoning:
2 tablespoon of oil
1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds
1 tablespoon of urad daal
1 dry red chili optional

Wash and cut the beans.  To a pan on medium heat add oil, when the oil is hot add urad daal, wait for the daal to sizzle, add mustard seed and wait for it to crack once it has stopped cracking add the dry red chili and wait for a few seconds add the beans stir, add turmeric and salt mix cover the pan and cook for 2 minutes on medium heat.  After 2 minutes remove the cover stir and let it cook till the beans are done.  It takes a total of 8 to 10 minutes for the beans to cook stirring occasionally.  It tastes best when it is cooked el dante.  Served with rice or chapati.  Serves 2.

This is a typical Tamil recipe.  It is a simple dish to make.  The best thing about beans is that it is so filling.  Everybody loves beans.  It is cheap and available throughout the year.  To pick beans the ends should snap easily and they need to be green and free of black and brown spots.


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