Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Green Beans - Mushroom Kurma

This is a "my own creation" type of recipe... I came up with this dish by altering some ingredients to the original recipe . The actual recipe called for just beans & mild spices. I wanted to try the same recipe by adding mushrooms! I once had a chance to taste "Beans & mushroom casserole" at one of my friends' party and I just loved it. These two vegetables make an interesting combination. Since both are pretty plain, they can combine with any kind of spices. So I wanted to try it the south indian way... It came out pretty good and actually goes well both on rice and as a great side dish for Rotis as well.

Alright, here is the recipe for Beans/Mushroom gravy.

Green Beans - 1/2 pound
Mushrooms - 10
Onion - 1 medium
Garlic - 2 cloves
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp

For the spice powder:
Red Chilly - 2
Corriander seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch


1. Dry roast(without oil) all the ingredients for the spice powder (listed above) and grind to a paste.
2. Chop the beans, mushrooms, onions and garlic finely.
3. Heat oil in a pan, fry onions and garlic until well fried.
4. Add beans, mushrooms, turmeric powder, ground spice powder & salt and fry for 5 mins in medium heat.
5. Add 1/2 cup water and cover it for 10 mins or until the beans is fully cooked.
6. Finally add the tamarind paste & jaggery and mash the beans a little bit (not fully). This will give a thicker consistency.
7. Add more water if required and boil it until the gravy thickens.

Goes well with Rice as well as Rotis!

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