Sunday, September 21, 2008

Beans Sabzi

This is a new kind of beans sabzi with green masala. I always feel like making beans in a different way than the regular Konkani Upkari. At the same time, I don't want to use a lot of masala as it overpowers the flavor of the beans. So I tried garnishing it with coconut and coriander leaves and it turned out to be superb. This sabzi goes well with chapatti. Here is the recipe.

3 cups chopped french beans
3 tablespoon grated coconut
5 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
1 tablespoon coconut oil or any other oil
4 pinches asafoetida
2 finely chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
salt for taste

Take oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Fry for a minute on medium heat and add asafoetida and green chilies.Fry for another minute. Add the chopped french beans. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook the beans till they are tender. Add the coconut and coriander leaves in the food processor and give it a pulse or two, till the coconut and coriander leaves are coarsely blended ( The coconut and coriander should not be ground into a fine paste). Add this mixture to the beans and mix well. Cook covered for around 5 minutes. Serve hot with roti.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2-3