Halwai January 13, 2019

Ingredients:

• 0.5 kg string beans
• 1.5 cups grated Coconut
• 4 cm round lump Tamarind
• 2 tsps Jaggery powder
• 6 to 8 dry Red Chillies
• 2 tsps Coriander seeds
• salt to taste
• 2 tsps oil
• For seasoning: 0.5 cup onion, chopped
• 2 dry red chillies, broken into pieces
• 2 tsps garlic, minced
• 1 tsp mustard
• 2 tbsps oil

Method:

  1. Soak tamarind in 0.5 cups of water and extract the juice.
  2. Cut string beans into 3 cm long pieces.
  3. Add about 2 cups of water and salt.
  4. Cook till soft.
  5. Add tamarind extract and salt and simmer for 3 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, roast red chillies, coriander seeds in 2 tsps of oil and grind with coconut to a fine paste.
  7. Add the ground paste to string beans, allow it to simmer for 3 minutes and remove it from the fire.
  8. Heat the oil for seasoning and add mustard.
  9. When it splutters, add dry chillies and garlic.
  10. When the garlic is fragrant, add onions and fry till golden brown.
  11. Add the seasoning to the curry.
  12. Mix well and serve hot with steamed rice.

Recipe courtesy of Chandra Bhatt