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Sri Lankan Bean Curry

Sri Lankan Bean Curry

Sri Lankan cuisine is blessed with a variety of dishes, of which the traditional Sri Lankan Bean Curry is an everyday favourite in most households. Here's how you make it with Astra.

Sri Lankan cuisine is blessed with a variety of dishes, of which the traditional Sri Lankan Bean Curry is an everyday favourite in most households. Here's how you make it with Astra.

  • Preparation time
     
    10 minutes
  • Ready In5 minutes
  • Servings
     
    4
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps Astra Cooking Pack
  • 1/4 tbsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 1/4 tbsps mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • A few curry leaves and 1 pandan leaf
  • 1/2 medium onion (finely diced)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 fresh green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 250 g green beans (stalks removed and chopped into 3 cm slant pieces)
  • Thin coconut milk - 1 tbsp coconut milk powder dissolved in 150 ml hot water
  • Thick coconut milk - 2 tbsps coconut milk powder dissolved in 150 ml hot water

Nutritional values (per serving)
 

Nutritional information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate

Instructions

  1. Put beans and 1/3 onions in a pan, add the green chilli, pandan leaf, curry powder, turmeric, chilli, fenugreek, curry leaves and salt. Pour thin coconut milk. Mix well.
  2. Cook over medium heat for 7 - 8 minutes and keep the lid closed.
  3. Reduce the heat, when it starts to boil, stir well, close the lid and simmer.
  4. The water would have simmered by now, but not fully dry. Add thick coconut milk.
  5. Mix well until the beans are soft.
  6. Stir for 4-5 minutes until the gravy starts to become thick.
  7. Us a shallow pan and add Astra onto the preheated pan.
  8. Add mustard seeds.
  9. After they finish popping, add the remaining onions and garlic, curry leaves, pandan leaves and some salt.
  10. After the onions turn golden brown, add the mixture into the bean curry.
  11. Add a dash of Astra on top and serve.

Sri Lankan Bean Curry