Sunday, August 15, 2010

Italian Pole green beans and Potatoes stir fry


Italian Pole green beans ...I have grown to love these beans ,they are quite similar to green beans but have a fuller well rounded flavor. You'll find them in the freezer section of your grocery store .If not you can use regular green beans. I cook then the way my mom cooks green beans .This is a very simple and satisfying dish that even my kids  love .

Ingredients:
1/2 lb Italian Pole Green Beans
1 meduim potato sliced
1 small tomato chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander pwdr
1/2 tsp turmeric pwdr
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 tsp pepper pwdr
salt to taste

Directions :
Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan or non-stick pan .Add cumin seeds when they brown ,add the finely chopped garlic cloves .Stir for 30 secs .Add turmeric pwdr,coriander pwdr tomatoes and stir fry for a min .Add the potatoes ,pepper pwdr ,salt and beans (I add them frozen ,no need to thaw these).Stir fry for 5 mins .Cover and cook on a low flame till the potatoes are tender but not mushy around 25 mins .Garnish with coriander leaves, Serve hot with chapatis.

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