A wonderful, rich-in-flavor bean curry recipe.
By Preethi Vemu
Its not every day that you come across beauties like these beans, especially when Hyderabad is not a native for these beans. I am told that they are a staple at Tumkur, which is where half of my family is from. Nevertheless, they are very healthy and add to the daily protein percentage.
Don’t fret if you do not find these beans at your local vegetable vendor. Consider this Usli recipe a basic recipe, and substitute these beans for any other veggies, should you not find these at your vegetable vendor. My other veggie choices for this recipe are cauliflower florets paired with some peas and French beans paired with carrots. You can microwave them to cook them slightly instead of pressure cooking them so that they don’t turn into a mash.
Also, consider this method of making the masala. Coconuts added with poppy, green chilli and coriander makes a very flavorful, fragrant and a full bodied masala, very different to the regular onions and tomato one. I am going to experiment more with this masala very soon, and see if I can replicate this recipe with other hard bean seeds like Chickpeas or kidney beans.Print
Preethi loves tea, animals, food and her Kindle. When she is not busy being a geek, she dreams about seeing her name in print media some day . An avid reader and an amateur food photographer, Preethi lives in Hyderabad, India with her husband who is subjected to all her culinary experiments.