It is a dry curry of green beans or french beans. Actually green beans are rich in protein as well as fiber and abundantly available in Asian market. So that it is widely using by Asians. Here, green beans are cooked with gram flour and few spices which give a rich taste. Tryout, it is really easy to make and great going with warm phulkas.
INGREDIENTS:250 gm French Beans
2-3 tbsp Gram Flour
1&1/2 tsp White Sesame Seeds (safed til)
1 tsp Carom Seeds (ajwain)
1 tsp Cumin Seeds (jeera)
2-3 Dried Red Chillies (according to taste)
1/2 tsp Dried Mango Powder (amchur)
1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp Sugar (optional)
2-3 tbsp Mustard Oil
Salt to taste
Wash and cut french beans into 1&1/2" long pieces. Sprinkle gram flour in it and toss nicely. Set it aside.
Dry roast sesame seeds till those change colour little bit. Turn off the heat and keep aside.
In a small bowl, combine kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, dried mango powder and salt. Mix nicely and set it aside.
Heat mustard oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, carom seeds, dried red chillies and asafoetida in it. Saute for a minute or two.
Add gram flour coated french beans in it. Fry and toss green beans for 4 minutes on medium heat. As gram flour fries, it will give a nice crispy coating on french beans.
Sprinkle spice mixture little by little on it. Sprinkle little water on it. Lightly toss beans, so that spices can coat beans very well. If it gets more dry, sprinkle more water on it. Add sugar, like the same way, fry beans for another 5 minutes on low heat.