Monday, September 11, 2006

Beans Foogath

Foogath is a very popular dish in Mangalore. Foogath can be made of vegetables, meat, fish etc with slight variations in the preparations.

To make green beans foogath, you need :

400 gms green beans, french cut
1 onion, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
8 - 10 curry leaves
salt, to taste
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsps finely chopped corainder leaves

Heat oil in a kadhai/ wok & season it with mustard seeds. When they splutter, add curry leaves, chopped onions & green chillies. Stir on high flame for a minute. Do not brown the onion. Add the french cut green beans & salt. Stir well. Cook covered on low heat for 5 to 7 minutes till the beans are cooked, but are still a little crunchy. Do not overcook the beans as they tend to lose colour & texture. Remove from heat. Add the grated coconut & juice of a lemon. Mix well.

Garnish with finely chopped corainder leaves & serve hot with dal & rice.