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Fried Green Beans with Coconut

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Category: Vegetables, Indian, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 4 tb Butter
  • 1 ts Black Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 c Onion-finely chopped
  • 1 ts Fresh Ginger Root
  • -scraped and finely chopped
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 lb Fresh Green Beans
  • -trimmed and cut crosswise
  • -into paper thin rounds
  • 1/4 ts Ground Red Pepper
  • 1/4 c Unsweetened Coconut
  • 2 tb Fresh Coriander-chopped
  • 2 tb Lemon Juice


In a 10-inch heavy skillet or 12-inch wok, heat the butter over moderate
heat until a drop of cold water flicked into it splutters instantly. Add
the mustard seeds and fry for 30 seconds. Thoroughly stir in the onions,
ginger, salt and pepper, and drop in the green beans. Stirring constantly,
add the red pepper and fry for 5 minutes longer. Add the coconut and
coriander, reduce the heat to low, and cover the pan. Stirring
occasionally, cook for 10 minutes more, or until the beans are tender.
Sprinkle with lemon juice, taste for seasoning, and serve at once.

Foods of the World: The Cooking of India
Time-Life Books
uploaded by Diane Lazarus

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