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Volume III
November 11, 2011

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Zesty Everyday Green Beans

Serves 4


1 pound green beans, strings removed
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 fresh green chili pepper, such as serrano, minced with seeds
1 tablespoon peeled minced fresh ginger
2 small red or white potatoes, cut into wedges
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon mango powder or 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala

1. To prepare the beans, trim only the stem ends and then cut into 1/2 inch diagonal slices, or chop coarsely.

2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick wok or saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the cumin seeds, green chili pepper, and ginger, and stir about 30 seconds. Add the beans and the potatoes, then mix in the coriander, cumin, turmeric, and salt, and stir 2 to 3 minutes over high heat.

3. Add the tomato, reduce the heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender and all the juices have evaporated, 12 to 15 minutes. Mix in the mango powder. Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle the garam masala on top, and serve.

From "1,000 Indian Recipes." Copyright 2002 by Neelam Batra. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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