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'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Beans Thoran




Ingredients
  1. Beans - 2 cups (chopped)
  2. Grated coconut - ½ cup
  3. Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  4. Jeera (cumin) - 1/4 tspn
  5. Salt
  6. Whole red chilly - 1 No:
  7. Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  8. Curry leaves
  9. Coconut oil
  10. Water - 1/4 cup


How to make

Clean and chop the bean finely as shown in the picture.


Heat oil in a kadai and add whole red chilly, splutter mustard seeds and saute curry leaves.

Add the chopped beans and saute well in medium flame for 5 seconds and add a 1/4 cup of water.Close the lid and cook in low flame. Make sure you stir it once in between so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.


While the beans are cooking , coarsely grind grated coconut along with cumin seeds, turmeric powder and chilly powder. Do not add water while grinding.


When the beans are cooked, add required amount of salt and the grated coconut.


Cover the lid and cook for about 3 mins, so that the raw smell of the masala leaves.Saute well.


Serve hot with Kerala rice.

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