Braised Green Beans

How I love experimenting with salad ingredients!!! Ever since I moved her, I have been in routine of preparing variety of salad dishes to go along with our daily meals… It’s true that I can’t survive for more than a week without any sort of Indian food. I absolutely love cooking Indian meals but I also have a well-developed palate to try out diff cuisines and dishes :) And a healthy salad bowl is definitely one of those that I never grew up eating ;)

As a kid, I never used to like green beans… not in curry or anything else! Cooking these green beauties Indian style ruins the taste, texture and crunchiness so I preferred keeping it simple with a few very handy ingredients… And the outcome was lip-smacking!!! Try this out…

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Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS:

12-15 Green Beans
1/4 cup Diced Tomatoes
1 Garlic Clove, finely chopped
Herbs of your choice (I used dried oregano)
A pinch of Chilly Flakes
Salt, to taste
2 tsp Olive Oil

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STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Wash and trim the ends of green beans.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add garlic into it.
  3. Saute for a while and add green beans and let it get roasted for about 30-40 seconds.
  4. Add diced tomatoes along with the spices and 2-3 tbsp of water.
  5. Mix everything well and cover with a lid.
  6. Cook for 2-3 mins and take out those beans and arrange on serving plate.
  7. Reduce the sauce to thick pasty consistency and pour over the beans.
  8. Serve hot!!!

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SJ’s Note:

  • If you cut the beans into pieces, you can serve it along with phulka roti too.
  • For a jain version, you can skip using garlic here.
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