BEAN CURRY INGREDIENTS
1 lb (450 g) Beans, cut into pieces
1 medium onion, sliced
1-2 hot green Chilies, sliced
1 clove Garlic, crushed
5-6 Curry leaves & Rampe pieces (optional)
1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
1 tbs Raw curry powder (see recipe for raw curry powder )
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1/2 Cup thick Coconut milk (or fresh milk)
1 tbs Vegetable oil
Salt and Lime juice to taste
Heat oil in a saucepan.
Add onions, green chilies, garlic and curry leaves.
Fry until the onions are golden brown.
Add the curry powder, salt, turmeric and fenugreek seeds.
Stir and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add the cut beans and mix well until beans are well coated with the curry powder mix.
Reduce heat and allow the beans to cook.
Add the coconut milk (or fresh milk) and allow tho simmer for a few more minutes.
Add a dash of lime juice.
Taste and adjust salt
Sri Lanka's cuisine mainly consists of boiled or steamed rice served with curry. Another well-knownrice dish is Kiribath, meaning "milk rice." Curries in Sri Lanka are not just limited to meat - or fish - based dishes, there are also vegetable and even fruitcurries. A typical Sri Lankan mealconsists of a "main curry" (fish, chicken, beef, porkor mutton), as well as several other curries made with vegetable and lentils. Side - dishes include pickles, chutneys and "sambols" which can sometimes be fiery hot. The most famous of these is the coconut sambol, made of ground coconut mixed withchillies, dried Maldive fish and lime juice. This is ground to a paste and eaten with rice, as it gives zest to the meal and is believed to increase appetite.