This week I organized my freezer to see what I have on hand so I can make a meal plan for the week. In exploring the bottom of my freezer I discovered several different types of sausage that I had bought some time ago and never got around to using. I found kielbasa, andouille, and ground pork sausage. I used to use these for special occasions like happy hour in which I would serve the sliced sausage on a platter with other finger foods. Now I’m not doing that because of the pandemic. To use up the sausage I decided to try it in a soup.Continue reading “Sausage and Vegetable Soup”
My garden is still going strong even in October. I have been harvesting vegetables like beans, eggplant, okra, and tomatoes. I eat more veggies than anyone else in my family as others are a bit picky. I am always trying new ways to cook veggies for my family. One dish I thought they would like is called Sambar. It has no meat and tastes great with just about any vegetable that you add.Continue reading “Sambar (Lentil and Vegetable Stew)”
Chinese stir-fry dishes are one of the easiest and tastiest dishes to make at home. It could be even faster than getting a delivery to your home. Prep is minimal and dinner comes together pretty fast. It normally takes 30 minutes or less depending on how fancy you want the stir-fry to be.Continue reading “Green Bean And Chicken Stir Fry”
As I was going down the produce aisle, I saw some green beans at the grocery store. They looked really fresh, almost as if they were picked that same morning! It may not be the right time of year for fresh green beans, but they looked too good to pass on the opportunity. I bought a couple of pounds.
I’ve been making lots of Bengali dishes for the past few days. I had some beans leftover from last week. I thought of making masala beans. Masala means spice. This dish is completely vegetarian and it comes with just a bit of spice.
I served this dish with plain white rice, cauliflower bhaji, saag bhaji, and potato cake. My husband said that these beans were the best thing he had it for a long time. I’m sure you’ll love this recipe!
- 3 cup trimmed, bias cut fresh green beans (2 to 2.5 inches)
- 2 tbs canola oil
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, small diced
- 1 tsp ginger, minced
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp each chili powder, ground cumin, ground coriander
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup tomato, chopped
- 2 tbs tomato sauce
- 1 tbs dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
Heat oil in a medium sized deep skillet or saucepan. When oil is hot, add the onion.
Cook till soft. Add ginger and garlic to the pan. Stir-fry till light brown.
Add dried spices along with turmeric and salt. Fry for 30 seconds.
Add the tomato sauce and tomato to the mixture. Cook till tomatoes are soft and texture of thick paste.
Add green beans. Stir well to mix spices with beans.
Cover with lid. Turn down heat to low. Cook this covered till beans are cooked. Stir occasionally. Stir in dried fenugreek.
Mix well. Taste for seasoning.
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