Thursday, November 15, 2012

Karamani / String beans curry

The string beans is a vegetable which is seasonal, today i am posting the vegetarian version of the recipe  usually this is made with dry shrimp (erra (tamil) royalu (telugu).

Ingredients :

 String beans : 500 gms            
Onion : 1 medium sized                    
Tomato : 4 medium sized
Mustard seeds : 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/4 tsp
Oil : 1 1/2 Tbs
Curry leaves : 2 sprigs
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Chili powder : 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Preparation :

Heat the oil in the pressure cooker add the mustard and cumin seeds once they splutter add the curry leaves and sliced onions to it and saute till translucent now add the string beans which have been cut to 1 inch size pieces  Add the turmeric, chili powder , diced tomatoes and salt to taste and mix well to this add about 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for two to three whistles. Open and check if the water still remains put it on heat till the water evaporates serve this with chapaties or rice.

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