Saturday, 4 August 2007

Crunchy and Spiced Beans with Potatoes



We occationally have our indian nights where i'd like to think that i'm practising my indian cooking. whether or not i've improved, that's a totally different matter!

We used to go to the UK quite a lot for our holidays some 20-25 years back and i grew to love the indian take-aways at Edgware Road and the ever so popular Khan's at Bayswater. Back at home, a good family friend owns a REALLY GOOD indian restaurant called Sheesh Mahal at PJ and Ampang and i dared myself in trying different dishes.

Now that i'm far from the UK, even further than malaysia and sheesh mahal, and not to mention the fact that there arent that many affordable indian restaurants down south, i cook my own. Will write more on them. but this was what i cooked alongside my bottled tikka masala yesterday.



CRUNCHY AND SPICED BEANS WITH POTATOES


2-3 Medium sized potatoes
A handful of fresh beans
2 Cloves of Garlic - chopped
1 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Corriander Seeds
1 tbsp Garam Masala
Vegetable Oil
Water
Salt
1 Whole tomato

Method:
1. Cook the potatoes in boiling water until cooked through. DO NOT overcook as it will mushy and we dont want that!
2. Drain and set aside to cool.
3. Cut them into bite sized pieces.
4. Heat oil in pan and cook garlic, tumeric, chilli powder, ground cumin, mustard seeds, corriander seeds.
5. Stir well for 2 mins and add just a tad bit of water if it sticks to the pan.
6. Add beans and stir for a minuite.
7. Add the cooked potatoes.
8. Add the garam masala and salt, stir well.
9. Lastly, diced a tomato and chuck them in.

6 comments:

MamaFaMi said...

This sure looks delicious. Buat perut mama berkeroncong je...

muna said...

I shall not be defeated!!!
I don't understand...this is my 5th attempt in leaving a comment...anyway, love your site...gotta love those crafty work. Looks like we got that in common...at the moment, I'm into oil painting.

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

mamafami: like i say to most people, looks can be deceiving sometimes, therefore you gotta try it! might not be as delicious! btw, thank you for dropping by! your fotopages is absolutely alluring!!

k.muna: i get that from most people, they cant seem to leave their comments but well done you! hehe. i really appreciate it. and thank you for the compliments. i really enjoyed your site, believe me! and how thankful i am to have found it! share with us your paintings! that is something way out of my league. i dont have the talent.

The Wharfer said...

looks yummy, must give it a try.

kaezrin said...

ok now i am hooked...

mula2 borak with muna..gi cik mariam fp now urs blog plak..and i am hooked....

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

the wharfer: try adjust here and there a bit la eh.. i'm no expert. i'm just a housewife who cooks! but let me know how it turns out.

kaezrin: hooked?! is that good or bad?! ;) cik yam's my ex schoolmate and a distant relative. (everyone in jb's a relative!) but hey, thanks for dropping by!!