Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Carrots - French Beans

Sometimes we have a very small quantity of each vegetable and can't make good use of it. At such times, I like to incorporate one into another and make a fry or curry. This time it is beans and carrots! We can also add some lima beans or green peas; they would be a nice addition!

French beans - 1/2 cup, chopped
Carrots - 1/2 cup, chopped
Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp

Salt - to taste
Red chillie powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves with tender stems - 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Oil - 1 tbsp
For seasoning/popu
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
Curry leaves

  1. Heat oil in a skillet and add seasoning of urad dal, cumin seeds, garlic and curry leaves.
  2. Add finely chopped onion, saute for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add chopped carrots and french beans, turmeric, salt. Mix, fry for 3 minutes, cover and cook until vegetables soften.
  4. Remove the lid, let fry for 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring in between.
  5. Stir in masala powder, red chillie powder, chopped coriander leaves.  Mix and turn the heat off.
A nice side dish with sambar/rasam.

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