Friday, November 25, 2011

Spicy Chickpea & Long Beans

So, where shall I begin today? I don't know, I really don't know where to start. Obviously,  its a side dish today, a vegetarian version as well. Shall I just link some of the previous side dishes and then move on to the recipe (Stir Fried Carrot, Curried Tamarind Okra/Bendi & Plaintain/Valakkai Crumble)? I think I've said enough because honestly, I've run out of ideas on a long intro today. Here's to the recipe followers of "cook with nava-k"". I'll see you again yea. Thank you.

120g (a handful) long beans/kacang panjang - cut into 1 inch length
1 can (about 300g) chickpeas -drain out the water. 
1/2 inch ginger - chopped
3 garlic - chopped
3 shallots - sliced thinly
1 red chilli - sliced thinly
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp garam masala (optional or add all spice powder)
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

When oil is heated, sauté shallots, ginger, garlic and red chilli. 
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, garam masala, coriander and turmeric powder.
Stir and add in long beans. 
Sitr again and pour about 3-4 tbsp water. 
Cover and cook to soften beans. 
Remove cover, add chickpeas, lemon juice and salt to taste.
Stir again and dish out.
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  1. Green Beans sounds like a good addition to the chickpeas,with all that spices.

  2. It looks very yummy. Thanks for sharing..

  3. Mmmmmm...such and beautiful, healthy dish! I bet the flavor is amazing, too. Have a great weekend!!!

  4. Great!! next time i'm gonna try your recipe :)

    have a nice day ahead :)

  5. sounds delicious n absolutely healthy..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  6. Wow! Nava, that looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing such a colorful, yummy dish!

  7. Hi Nava, I love chickpea especially spicy type. Yours look so appetizing and tempting. Have a great weekend.

  8. Wow, this looks delicious! I've never combined these two veggies, but I love each by themselves, so I think this would be just up my alley.

  9. This looks so good--I am for anything with chickpeas in it!

  10. I love that you mixed long beans with chickpeas! I bet it was definitely a protein-packed side!

  11. Such a healthy dish and easy too :)


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