Beans in peanut sauce

This month it is time to try out recipes from Sailu who blogs @ Saliu's Kitchen.This months edition is hosted by Lakshmi of Kitchen Chronicles.This is an event started by Zlamuskha of Zlamushka's spicy kitchen.

Having said all these here is the recipe I tried from Sailu's blog last year and luckily had the pictures in my blog.Here is a blog,a beans curry that is different to the regular one we often prepare.The peanut sauce in this recipe gave a unique taste to this recipe.

Here it is in her own words-French beans in Peanut sauce.The changes that I made are in [ ] ..

1/4 kgs stringed and chopped french beans

2 medium onions, finely chopped

2-3 slit green chillis[ I used 1]

2-3 garlic cloves, crushed[ I used 3]

1 tbsp coriander seeds

2 dried red chillies[broken into bits]

1 tsp cumin seeds

1″ cinnamon (dalchini)

2 cardamoms (elaichi) [ I used 1 pod]

1/4 cup roasted peanuts

salt to taste

1 tbsp oil

1 Steam the chopped beans, don't make them too soft and mushy.
2 Dry roast cumin seeds (1/2 tsp), coriander seeds, cardamom and cinnamon for a minute. Don’t burn the spices. Cool and grind them along with roasted peanuts and enough water to make a thick paste.
3 Heat oil in a cooking vessel and add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and let them brown a bit, add the dry red chillies, curry leaves, crushed garlic and green chillies and toss them for a few seconds.
4 Add the chopped onions and saute them till transparent.
5 Add the steamed beans and salt and cook covered on medium heat for 4-5 mts.
6 Add the ground peanut paste and combine it well and cook covered for 2-3 mts. Turn off heat.
7 Serve with hot chapatis or white steamed rice.

We had this as a side dish with steamed rice and the taste was really unique!Lovely recipe that I would definitely try in the months to come.

Happy cooking...

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