String beans curry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 0.5 kg string beans
  • 1.5 cups grated coconut
  • 4 cm round lump tamarind
  • 2 tsps jaggery powder
  • 6 to 8 dry red chillies
  • 2 tsps coriander seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsps oil
  • For seasoning: 0.5 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 dry red chillies, broken into pieces
  • 2 tsps garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 tbsps oil

How to Make String beans curry

  • Soak tamarind in 0.5 cups of water and extract the juice.
  • Cut string beans into 3 cm long pieces.
  • Add about 2 cups of water and salt.
  • Cook till soft.
  • Add tamarind extract and salt and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, roast red chillies, coriander seeds in 2 tsps of oil and grind with coconut to a fine paste.
  • Add the ground paste to string beans, allow it to simmer for 3 minutes and remove it from the fire.
  • Heat the oil for seasoning and add mustard.
  • When it splutters, add dry chillies and garlic.
  • When the garlic is fragrant, add onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Add the seasoning to the curry.
  • Mix well and serve hot with steamed rice.