Monday, July 26, 2010

Capsicum and Beans (Avarekai) Curry

A very different blend of spices with healthy green veggies. Enjoy this dish and let me know how it turns out...


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup boiled flat beans/avarekai/papdi/lima beans
  • 1 small capsicum ( bell pepper ) , finely cubed
  • 3 small tomatoes, diced.
  • 1tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp kashmiri red mirch powder
  • pinch of hing
To be ground into a paste
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp soaked beaten rice flakes (poha)
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 2 cloves
Add a little water and make a paste from the above ingredients

Method:
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add hing.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste. Now add the ground paste.
  • Cook it thoroughly till it leaves oil.
  • Add the tomatoes, capsicum, beans, kashmiri red mirch powder and salt.
  • Add 1 cup water and cook it with lid covered for 15-20 minutes.
  • Make sure the beans are tender. Turn off the heat.
  • Ready to serve.
Serving Suggestions:
Serve with parathas or roti.

Tip:
You can add any other vegetables you like.