Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Stir Fried Green Beans with Fresh Coconut & Simple Spices (Khatta Meetha Phali)

Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Gujarati Cuisine
Stir Fried Green Beans with Fresh Coconut & Simple Spices (Khatta Meetha Phali)
Serves 2

For Spice Paste:
Medium Dried Red Chillies- 4 No’s
Cumin Seeds-
Coriander Seeds-
Grated Fresh Coconut-
Rock Salt-

Green Beans- Blanched & Sliced
White Sesame (Til)-
Coriander Powder-
Curry Leaves-
Tamarind Pulp-

For Spice Paste:

In a Pan, Dry Roast the Red Chillies, Cumin Seeds, Coriander Seeds, Grated Fresh Coconut till Coconut is Golden Brown  
Add this Roasted Spice mixture & Rock Salt in a Mortar Pestle
Add Water; Make a Fine Paste & Keep Aside

Blanch the Green Beans, Cut in Even Slices & Keep Aside
In a Pan, Heat Oil on High Flame for Stir Frying, Add the Blanched Green Beans, Rock Salt, Stir Fry till Crispy & Keep Aside

Heat Oil in a Pan, Add Rai, Til, Ground Masala, Dry Masalas (Haldi, Hing, Coriander Powder) & Sauté
Add Curry Leaves & Sauté till Crisp
Sprinkle Water & use the Bhunna Technique to Fry the Masalas
As Oil starts to Rise on top, Add the Tamarind Pulp for Sourness & Jaggery for Sweetness
Check to see if the Spices are cooked, Add Beans
Toss all together & Sprinkle some Water if needed
Cover & let the Beans steam in the Residual Gravy
Serve Hot with Phulka/ Rice, Gujarati Daal & Curd for a complete Gujarati Daal!

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