Thursday, April 11, 2013

Beans Moongphali ki Bhaji | Green Beans Curry with Peanuts

Green beans are a staple in my home! I purchase organic green beans at a local store and now that we are in spring we are getting wonderfully tender beans. I usually make green beans in one of the many ways my Mum cooks them. But I do experiment with them a lot and you will see a good number of green bean recipes on this blog.

Today I am sharing with you a recipe that I created on the spur of the moment. I just wanted to make something with peanuts in it. And the beans were staring at me from the refrigerator. I just made this recipe up as I went along and am delighted to say that it tastes yummy. I love this bhaji with chappatis. Simple clean flavours with the added nutrition of some peanuts.

More Green Bean Recipes @ Annarasa:
Green Beans & Corn with Toasted Sesame Seeds
Fras Bean Goda Masala | Mildly Spiced French Beans
Makkai Fras Beans | Sweet Corn with French Beans

4 cups green beans, chopped
2 large tomatoes, minced
1 medium onion, chopped fine
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp haldi (turmeric)
1/2 tsp lal mirch (red chili powder)
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/8 tsp hing (asafoetida)
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp zeera (cumin seeds)
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup peanuts, roasted and crushed

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the cumin and asafoetida.
  2. Add the onions, then the garlic and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Next add the green beans and tomatoes. Stir until the vegetables are coated with the oil.
  4. Reduce the heat to a medium-low and cook the vegetable for about 7 minutes. 
  5. Around this time the beans will be getting tender and all the juices from the tomato will have released.
  6. Add the turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt to taste - stir.
  7. Cover and cook for another five minutes.
  8. Turn off the heat, sprinkle the peanuts, stir to ensure that they are well distributed.
  9. Cover and let the vegetable sit in its own heat for another minute.
  10. Enjoy with rice or parathas.
Vegan Recipe

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  1. it looks so delicious ! I will defy try it

  2. Peanuts always add a crunchy bite & flavor to the veggies.. I too have tried this with some veggies and it turned out great :)

  3. Wow! Super-yummy,Apu!! :)

  4. Yummy recipe Apu.. Thanks for sharing :-)

  5. wow i want to grab them from the screen,yummy!!!

  6. I loved this stirfry adding with ground nut. Very delicious and yummy. Goes well with warm chapathis.

    today's post:

  7. Excellent stir fry, feel like having with some rice.

  8. Hi Apu...
    New to your blog, glad to follow you :)
    Plz visit mine in your spare time !!!


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