This is a typical Bengali style Flat Beans curry, cooked in a mustard sauce. It is a traditional homemade style side dish that is best relished with hot steamed rice. It can also be had with chapattis. Serve this Yummy curry garnished with coriander leaves and fresh grated coconut. For some extra kick, you may drizzle a tsp. of mustard oil to the end product. So check out the step by step pictorial recipe to prepare this classic Bong delicacy.
- 300-400 gms. Flat Beans, string them and trim both ends
- 2 tbsp. + 1 tsp. mustard oil
- 1/2 tsp. nigella seeds
- 3 green chilies, slit
- 1 tsp. garlic, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp. mustard seeds, soaked for 10 minutes
- 2 tbsp. fresh grated coconut
- 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
- green chilies, fresh grated coconut and coriander leaves to garnish
Grind the mustard seeds with a green chili, a tsp. of oil and a pinch of salt to a fine paste. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and temper with nigella seeds and remaining green chilies. Sauté for a few seconds.
Then add the garlic and onion. Stir fry till translucent.
Now add the flat beans, salt to taste and turmeric powder. Mix well and cook, covered on a low flame till tender. Sprinkle some water and stir at intervals.
When done, add the mustard paste, fresh grated coconut and coriander leaves. Give it a mix and sauté for a minute.
Garnish with coconut, green chilies and coriander leaves. Serve as a side dish with either steamed rice or chapattis / roti.