Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fresh Green Bean Tomato Curry

I was at the grocery store the other day and green beans, squash, and zucchini were all on sale. I took that as a sign that I should combine all of those delicious veggies into a dish and came up with this simple curry which you could serve as a side dish or as a meal if you made some rice or naan bread. I based this off of a tamatar aloo recipe I remembered making years ago that called for lemon juice because I thought that the citrus of the lemon would compliment the green beans. I was right, this turned out pleasantly spicy with a hint of citrus for an extra bite. 

This is also a vegan recipe so it is great to serve is you are trying out meatless cooking or if you have been vegan/vegetarian for a while. 

Enjoy cooking! 

Fresh Green Bean Tomato Curry
1 ½ -2 cups Fresh Green Beans
1 15 oz. can Diced Tomatoes
2 medium Zucchini diced
2-3 medium Summer Squash sliced
1 Onion cut into strips
2 tabl. Pav Bhaji Masala (spice blended for vegetables. You can substitute another curry/masala if you wish)
1 ½ teas. Turmeric
Pav Bhaji Masala - MDH
This is what the spice blend I used looked like
2-3 tabl. Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
Olive Oil
Saute the zucchini and squash together on high heat with some of the masala spice until they are just starting to brown and soften, then set aside (about 5-7 minutes). Saute onions and green beans together with the rest of the masala and the turmeric until onions start to turn transparent, then add in the tomatoes and the zucchini/squash with the lemon juice and continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes or until the vegetables are as soft as you would like them to be. Serve with bread or rice as an accompaniment. 

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