CLUSTER BEANS (GORUCHIKKUDU, GAWAR) CURRY
Cluster (Goruchikkudu) beans – 1/2 kg
Onion – 1 large
Tomato – 1 medium
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Salt – as per taste
Tumeric – 3 pinches
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Fresh coriander – 1 tbsp chopped
1.Wash and boil the beans in enough water just as they are for about 5-10 mins,see that they dont become too soft.
2.Turn of the flame,drain the boiling water and run under cold water.
3.Now remove the strings from the beans,they come of easily.
4.Then chop them into 1 inch pieces – keep aside.
5.Chop onion and tomato.
6.Heat a pan add oil and onion saute for few mins then add ginger garlic paste,fry till light brown.
7.Add boiled and chopped beans stir well for 5 mins,add salt,red chili powder,coriander powder and stir a few mins.Then add finely chopped tomatoes cover cook till soft ,then add curry leaves and cover cook few more mins see that the curry do not stick to the pan. Adding curry leaves in the last process gives good aroma to the curry.
8. When the curry is just done turn off the flame and sprinkle chopped fresh coriander.
Serve with steamed rice or chappatis.
By Kezia Mary