This month it is time to try out recipes from Sailu who blogs @ Saliu’s Kitchen.This months edition is hosted by Lakshmi of Kitchen Chronicles.This is an event started by Zlamuskha of Zlamushka’s spicy kitchen.
Having said all these here is the recipe I tried from Sailu’s blog last year and luckily had the pictures in my blog.Here is a blog,a beans curry that is different to the regular one we often prepare.The peanut sauce in this recipe gave a unique taste to this recipe.
Here it is in her own words-French beans in Peanut sauce.The changes that I made are in [ ] ..
1/4 kgs stringed and chopped french beans2 medium onions, finely chopped2-3 slit green chillis[ I used 1]
2-3 garlic cloves, crushed[ I used 3]
1 tbsp coriander seeds2 dried red chillies[broken into bits]
1 tsp cumin seeds1″ cinnamon (dalchini)2 cardamoms (elaichi) [ I used 1 pod]
1/4 cup roasted peanutssalt to taste1 tbsp oil1 Steam the chopped beans, don’t make them too soft and mushy.
2 Dry roast cumin seeds (1/2 tsp), coriander seeds, cardamom and cinnamon for a minute. Don’t burn the spices. Cool and grind them along with roasted peanuts and enough water to make a thick paste.
3 Heat oil in a cooking vessel and add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and let them brown a bit, add the dry red chillies, curry leaves, crushed garlic and green chillies and toss them for a few seconds.
4 Add the chopped onions and saute them till transparent.
5 Add the steamed beans and salt and cook covered on medium heat for 4-5 mts.
6 Add the ground peanut paste and combine it well and cook covered for 2-3 mts. Turn off heat.
7 Serve with hot chapatis or white steamed rice.