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                     MASALEDAR SEM [SPICY GREEN BEANS]
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Indian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   lb           Green beans.  Trim and then
                         Cut in half cr
    1 1/2                Inches fresh ginger, 1 inch
                         -thick -- Peel and chop
   10                    Cloves garlic, peeled
    1       c            Water
    4       tb           Vegetable oil
    3       ts           Whole cumin seeds
    2       ts           Ground coriander seeds
    2       md           Tomatoes, peeled and finely
                         Chopped to tas
                         Freshly ground pepper
    3       tb           Lemon juice (or to taste)
   1.  Put  ginger  and garlic into a food processor and
   add 1/2 cup water. Blend until fairly smooth.
   2. Heat the oil in a wide, heavy saucepan over a
   medium  flame.    When hot, put in the cumin seeds.
   Stir for half a minute. 3. Pour  in  the
   ginger-garlic  paste.    Stir  and cook for about two
   minutes.  Put in the coriander and stir a few times.
   4. Put in the chopped tomatoes.  Stir and cook for  2
   minutes  mashing the tomato pieces with the back of a
   slotted spoon. 5. Put in the beans and salt and one
   cup of water.  Bring to simmer. 6. Cover,  turn heat
   to low and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the beans
   are tender enough. 7. Remove the cover.  Add the lemon
   juice  and  a  generous  amount  of freshly ground
   pepper. 8. Turn  up  the  heat and boil away the
   remaining liquid, stirring the beans gently as you do
   Recipe By     : Somesh Rao
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