Wishing all my readers a very Happy 2012!!!!
After a month long of baking with all purpose flour, sugar, butter...needed abreak from this:-)...at least my oven does..lol!!!So now my microwave takes over. I am starting this new year with a very simply comforting curry which when prepared in a microwave , retains its colour and the flavour is enhanced.
Beans 1/4 kg
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Black Gram Dhal 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1/2 tsp
Red chillies 2(broken into small bits)
Coconut scappings 2-3 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Wash and cut the beans into even sized small bits. Chop them as evenly as possible for an uniform cooking.
Transfer this to a microwave safe bowl , close it with a microwave safe lid(I use a corelle plate) and cook it for 5 minutes in HIGH(Full power). The colour change is very minimal. Keep it aside .
In another microwave safe bowl heat the oil for 1 minute.When it has heated sufficiently add the mustard and cook for 1 minute in HIGH MODE.Now the mustard starts sizzling,add the blackgram dhal,asafoetida and red chillies and cook in HIGH for 1 minute.
Now transfer the cooked beans to this and mix. Sprinkle salt on this and mix well.
Cook in MICRO HIGH MODE for 3minutes keeping it open ans mixing it after each minute.
Finally add the coconut, mix well and serve the green beans curry
Though the procedure looks lenghty, it is very easy and quick to cook and hassle free
Linking this to Kalyani's MEC JANUARY EDITION started by Srivalli
Till the next post Happy Cooking:-)
Labels: beans, Dry curry, microwave cooking