*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                     SPICY GREEN BEANS (MASALEDAR SEM)
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   lb           Fresh green beans
    1                    In cube peeled chopped ginge
   10                    Whole cloves garlic
    1 1/2   c            Water
    5       T            Vegetable oil
    2       t            Whole cumin seeds
    1                    Dried hot red chili
    2       t            Ground coriander
    1 1/4   t            Salt
    3       T            Lemon juice
    1       t            Ground roasted cumin
 
   Trim  the green beans and cut them crosswise at 1/4 in intervals.   Put
   the  ginger and garlic into the container of an electric blender or food
   processor. Add 1/3 of the water and blend until fairly smooth. Heat the
   oil in a wide,  heavy saucepan over a medium flame.   When hot, put in
   the cumin seeds.   Five seconds later,  put in the crushed chili. As
   soon as it darkens,  pour in the ginger-garlic paste.   Stir and cook
   for about a minute.   Put in the coriander. Stir a few times.  Now put
   in the chopped tomatoes. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes, mashing up
   the tomato pieces with the back of a slotted spoon as you do so.  Put in
   the beans,  salt and the remaining water.  Bring to simmer.  Cover, turn
   heat  to  low and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until  the  beans are
   tender.   Remove the cover.   Add the lemon juice,  roasted cumin, and a
   generous  amount of freshly ground pepper.   Turn heat up and boil  away
   all of the liquid, stirring the beans gently as you do so.
  
 
 
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