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Masaledar Sem [Spicy Green Beans]

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Category: Indian, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 lb Green beans. Trim and then
  • Cut in half cr
  • 1 1/2 Inches fresh ginger, 1 inch
  • -thick;Peel and chop
  • 10 Cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 c Water
  • 4 tb Vegetable oil
  • 3 ts Whole cumin seeds
  • 2 ts Ground coriander seeds
  • 2 md Tomatoes, peeled and finely
  • Chopped to tas
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tb Lemon juice (or to taste)


1. Put ginger and garlic into a food processor and add 1/2 cup water.
Blend until fairly smooth. 2. Heat the oil in a wide, heavy saucepan over a
medium flame. When hot, put in the cumin seeds. Stir for half a minute.
3. Pour in the ginger-garlic paste. Stir and cook for about two minutes.
Put in the coriander and stir a few times. 4. Put in the chopped tomatoes.
Stir and cook for 2 minutes mashing the tomato pieces with the back of a
slotted spoon. 5. Put in the beans and salt and one cup of water. Bring to
simmer. 6. Cover, turn heat to low and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the
beans are tender enough. 7. Remove the cover. Add the lemon juice and a
generous amount of freshly ground pepper. 8. Turn up the heat and boil
away the remaining liquid, stirring the beans gently as you do so.

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