Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ma Bean ( Long Bean)Tempered and Curried

'' Preparing beans this way will help retain its color and its served as a side dish with rice''


500g ma beans
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1tsp chillie powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp coriander powder
1 onion sliced
1/4 tsp sweet cumin seeds
1 tsp salt
1.5 cups coconut milk or more
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 dessertspons maldive fish/ minced soya meat ( i used minced soya)
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tomato pureed

String  the beans and wash and cut in to convenient pieces.
Mix together the beans, chillie powder, onions, fenugreek seeds, all the curry powders and maldive fish and salt.
Heat oil in a deep bottom pan and when its very hot ass the beans and keep tossing for few minutes. Add in a little water if necessary to prevent from burning.
Add the coconut milk and tomato puree and allow to cook until done.
Adjust seasoning and add sprinkle little sugar.


  1. Hi Nihari, Can you please add some Italian Recipes to your cook blog...I'm fan of Italian foods but I find difficult to make those Italian foods..Looking forward a positive reply from you :)

  2. Hi Nihari,can you please add some Italian recipes to your cooking blog...I guess many of sri lankans love Italian foods..but we find it difficult to make would be great if you can add some of famous Italian recipes...Looking forward a positive reply from you :)