Masaledar Sem [Spicy Green Beans] Recipe

Step 1

Put ginger and garlic into a food processor and add 1/2 cup water. Blend until fairly smooth.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a wide, heavy saucepan over a medium flame. When hot, put in the cumin seeds. Stir for half a minute.

Step 3

Pour in the ginger-garlic paste. Stir and cook for about two minutes. Put in the coriander and stir a few times.

Step 4

Put in the chopped tomatoes. Stir and cook for 2 minutes mashing the tomato pieces with the back of a slotted spoon.

Step 5

Put in the beans and salt and one cup of water. Bring to simmer.

Step 6

Cover, turn heat to low and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the beans are tender enough.

Step 7

Remove the cover. Add the lemon juice and a generous amount of freshly ground pepper.

Step 8

Turn up the heat and boil away the remaining liquid, stirring the beans gently as you do so.

Recipe By : Somesh Rao

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2lb Green beans. Trim and then
  • Cut in half cr
  • 1 1/2 Inches fresh ginger, 1 inch
  • -thick;Peel and chop
  • 10 Cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1c Water
  • 4tb Vegetable oil
  • 3ts Whole cumin seeds
  • 2ts Ground coriander seeds
  • 2md Tomatoes, peeled and finely
  • Chopped to tas
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3tb Lemon juice (or to taste)

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