Monday, 29 December 2008

Moong Beans with green beans curry

1 cup dry moong beans or 2 cups canned beans
1/2 cup chopped beans
1 tsp salt

For masala
3 tbsp grated coconut
1 tsp tamarind juice
3 -4 dry red chillies
a pinch of mustard seeds
a pinch of fenugreek seeds
a pinch of turmeric

For seasoning
1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves

For dry moong beans, you need to soak them overnight and following morning cooked them with 4 - 5 cups of water in pressure cooker for 30 mins. The cooker should not be opened immediately after 30 mins. Allow it to stand for atleast 30 mins. If the beans are not cooked then cook them again for another 15 - 30 mins.

Grind the masala ingredients with little water to a smooth paste. Add this to the cooked moong beans with salt . Add 2 cups water if using canned beans. Bring to boil and simmer it for 10 mins.

Take oil in a small pan . Add mustard seeds to the hot oil, after spluttering add curry leaves and immediately put off the flame. Add this seasoning to the moong beans and masala mixture. Serve this with white or brown rice.

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