Monday, May 15, 2006

Alu and Green Beans


Green beans is not your everyday vegetable. It's a typical punjabi sabzi that is made once in a while to give taste buds a little workout. It's not one of my favourites but I used to like it once in a while. I am not sure if other regions have some variation to the recipe.

Anks was the first one to guess, being a true punju. Green beans is called phalia in punjabi and someone can correct me but people eat the raw ones right from the farm as a part of snack in punjab. I am not sure if that's the same phalia as this one. Anyways, enjoy the recipe...

Alu and Green Beans

Dedication: To all the green bean lovers, wherever they maybe...

Serving: 3

Ingredients:
  1. 300 gms green beans, with its tail cut off
  2. 1 large potato, peeled
  3. 1/4 tsb mustard seeds
  4. 1/4 tsb cumin seeds
  5. 2 tsb oil
  6. 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  7. 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  8. 1/4 tsb turmeric
  9. 1/4 tsb ground cumin
  10. 1/2 tsb coriander
  11. 1/4 tsb salt
  12. 1/4 tsb ground pepper

Method:

  1. Cut the green beans into slices
  2. Cut the potato into cubes
  3. Heat the mustard and cumin seeds in oil
  4. When they start popping add the onion and chilli
  5. Fry for a minute and then add the turmeric, ground cumin, coriander, salt, black pepper
  6. Add green beans, potatoes and cook for 2 minutes
  7. Add 2/3 cups of water
  8. Cook over medium heat for 15 min or untill the potaoes are well done
  9. Serve with rotis

Hint for next recipe: Are you nuts? Don't sugar coat everything I say.

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22 Comments:

At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Mehak said...

Ohh this is one of my fav sabzi's....T ko itne achi nahin lagte...

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger Nishu said...

Nice Blog.

Hmm.. i like aloo-beans! Its really yummy, especially in the morning.

amisha found men weaker because she finds it tough to deal with her competitor actress..a well known thing.. she doesnt go well with priyanka,kareena,bipasha.. u name the girl and you will find it in the list.

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger faith said...

yum yum..

i like all greens hehe


*smiles*

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger The Bhandari's said...

:) I too like it , thks will try this one soon, if am not wrong we also call it as moongrey in punjabi
~preeti

 
At 11:50 PM, Blogger anks said...

i love green beans and aloo! looks like your and my tastes don't match at all!!!!

next dish - sugar coated nuts!!! are you teaching us to make chikki???

 
At 4:31 AM, Blogger Silky Moon said...

We called the green beans "Bodi". I like aloo-bodi sabji. And if it's cooked with "Tama" then kya kahena :). yummmy....... Nothing can bet it.

And the next recipe is already guessed by Anks :).

And no any comments about Amisha's :-I

 
At 5:32 AM, Blogger The Bhandari's said...

yeah even I think now Anks guess is correct and it is some chikki or gazak

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger GalNextDoor said...

that looks good

 
At 1:35 AM, Blogger Sweety Maruth said...

yummy yummy :P

very rare combination in my home...especially i like 2 take for dinner :||

good looking pic :-)

 
At 12:42 AM, Blogger p¡£®®£(X000nie) said...

Yummy...good post... ;-)

 
At 4:36 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

Mehak - I like it too. Mujhe bhi itni achee nahin lagtee but its good for a change.

Nishu - Thank You!! Welcome to my blog!! Yea, I like it too occasionally.

Ha ha. Good point @ Amisha.

Faith - I know you do...:-)

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

Bhandari's - Do tell me how it came out. I think you are right but not sure.

Anks - I didn't say that I don't like green beans but I can't eat it week after week. Its good occasinally. Waise kehte hain na, "opposites attract", so its not bad that we have different choices...;-)

Next recipe will be up soon enough.

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

Silky Moon - Nice to know that. What is "Tama"?

Bhandari's - Hmmmmmmmmm!!

GalNextDoor - Thanks!!

Sweety - I prefer it in lunch but yea its not the most common sabzi at my home. Thanks!!

 
At 4:42 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

x000nie - Thank You!! Welcome to my blog!!

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger archana said...

Aloo beans,sounds very tasty, never trid this before, but i will for sure.
Thank you for psoting the recipe

 
At 10:54 PM, Blogger Kumar Chetan said...

Correction
1. Cut the green beans into slices
2. Cut the potato into cubes
3. Heat the mustard and put finely sliced onions. Fry till the onions turn golden brown.
4. Add cumin seeds and chilli
5. Fry for till the cumin seeds start popping. Now the oil is already hot so it wont take much time. then add the turmeric, ground cumin, coriander, salt, black pepper
6. Add green beans, potatoes and cook for 2 minutes
7. Add 2/3 cups of water
8. Cook over medium heat for 15 min or untill the potaoes are well done
9. Serve with rotis
The point is simple. If u add cumin seeds or jeera initially it will BURN and you will loose the aroma and taste. same with chillies. you will end up black partilces.
BTW kool blog with full of Punjabi recipies.

 
At 12:56 PM, Anonymous Lindsay Lohan said...

bfrdb

 
At 12:58 PM, Anonymous Lingeries said...

best

 
At 1:01 PM, Anonymous Cat said...

bbest

 
At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Cruise said...

best

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger Ruhi said...

it was prettuy easy to cook and tasty also.. i would definitely recommend it and ill be cooking it frequently. good one!

 
At 12:05 AM, Blogger S h h .. said...

nice sabzi ... thx

 

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