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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Beans Bharta (Mashed Beans - Bangladeshi Style)


          This is a simple Bangladeshi homemade delicacy with an amazing yummy flavour. I only knew baingan and aloo bharta, but this unique bharta is that of mashed french beans. So decided to give it a try and I must admit it sure was very delectable. This is a great comfort food and goes best with plain steamed rice and if possible with a drizzle of some raw mustard oil. So check the step by step pictorial recipe to prepare it.






          Came across this particular recipe by Bong Mom while searching for bharta (mashed veggies) or Bhorta in the Bengali lingo. For a veg. verizon, coconut is added but some sauteed prawns can be added for a non-veg. version. You can try having it with any Indian bread or as a spread on sandwiches.





  • 300 gms. beans, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. nigella seeds (kalonji)
  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida





          Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan. Saute the onion, garlic and green chilies till light brown. Add the beans and salt. Continue to saute on a low flame till it is cooked. Set aside to cool.

          Blend into a smooth paste by adding some water. Heat remaining oil in a pan. Temper with nigella seeds and asafoetida.

          Add the ground paste and stir fry till all the moisture dries up. Serve with plain steamed rice. It can also be enjoyed with any Indian bread or as a spread on sandwiches. 






                 Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan. Saute the onion, garlic & green chilies till light brown. 



                    Add the beans and salt. Continue to saute on a low flame till it is cooked. 
                    Set aside to cool.




                      Blend into a smooth paste by adding some water. 



                     Heat remaining oil in a pan. Temper with nigella seeds and asafoetida.




                      Add the ground paste.




                      Stir fry till all the moisture dries up. 








                   Serve with plain steamed rice. It can also be enjoyed with any Indian bread 
                   or as a spread on sandwiches. 









                         

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