Saturday, February 2, 2008

GreenBeans - ChanaDal Curry


Chopped Green Beans - 3 cups
Senaga pappu (Chana Dal) - 1/2 cup
Shredded Coconut - 1/2 cup
Medium Onions - 2
Red Chillies - 1
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
For Tempering (Popu)
Oil - 3 tsps
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp

1) Take a pan, add oil to it and heat it on medium. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal.

2) Wait for them to splutter and add diced onions and Curry leaves.
3) Add Greens Beans, Salt and Turmeric after the onions become transperant.
4) Meanwhile, boil chana dal in some water in another pan. I boiled it in microwave for 15 mins.
5) Strain the water from chana dal. Add red chillies and mash chana dal. Make sure the mixture is not very mushy.
6) After the Green Beans are almost cooked, add chana dal mixture and shredded coconut to the pan.
7) Add Garam Masala powder and Coriander Powder to the curry and let it cook for a while ( 2 mins with a closed lid on top of the cooking pan).

This curry tastes good with both chapati and rice.

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