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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Green Beans - Merkuvati

3 cups beans chopped
1 cup peas use fresh snap peas if available or use frozen
4 tablespoon coconut oil or substitute with any good cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds
1 teaspoon of urad dal
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon of chili powder or to taste
a few curry leaves or substitute with cilantro or parsley leaves
1 tablespoon dry coconut rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

Wash and chop the beans.

Heat coconut oil on medium heat when hot add mustard seeds and urad dal.

When mustard seeds pop add curry leaves, beans, turmeric powder and chili powder.  Stir cover and cook.

After five minutes add salt, mix, cover and cook until the beans are done.
When beans are done add the coconut mix and it is ready to serve.

Serves 4.  Serve as a side dish with rice or chapati.

This is a Keralite dish.  Quick, easy and delicious to make.