Long Beans Bhaji

(Link to Marathi Recipe)

Most of the Asian vendors in farmers market carry these long beans as well as the traditional Asian markets. Chapati and this simple bhaji makes a very satisfying meal.

Long Beans

1 Bunch of Long Beans (about 1/2 lb)
1 Small Onion (optional)
1 tbsp Kanda-Lasun Masala (or per taste)
3-4 Cloves of Garlic
Salt per taste
2 tbsp Oil
2 tbsp Peanut Powder
For Tempering - 1/2 tsp each Mustard Seeds, Cumin seeds, pinch of Turmeric Powder, few curry leaves
Water as needed

Preparation - 
Chop the ends off from each bean. Remove side threads if you can.
Wash them thoroughly.
Chop the bunch in 1/4" pieces.
Dice the onion if using. Smash and roughly chop garlic. 
Heat oil in heavy bottom pan, add tempering.
Add garlic and onion once mustard starts spluttering. Saute until golden brown.
Now add chopped beans. Saute on low to medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
Add salt and kanda lasun masala. Mix well. Add 1-2 tbsp water and cover. Let it cook.
Add more water 1 tbsp at a time and cook to soft crunch consistency. Do not overcook.
Dry out all the water if any. Add peanut powder and chopped cilantro.

Enjoy with chapati.

Tips - 
  1. If you have beans with seeds and green cover is bit tough, then remove seeds and use them. 
  2. You can use red chili powder and goda masala if you do not have kanda lasun masala. 


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