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spicy green beans stir-fry(bonchi thel dala).

Spicy green beans stir-fry(bonchi thel dala).

A vegan Sri Lankan beans(bonchi curry)recipe you can cook in 30 minutes.

There’s no coconut milk to tone down the spice level but with a creamy potato curry or a pumpkin curry, this Asian beans side dish balances a plate of Sri Lankan food.

Beans fry side dish you can adapt to your taste.

Despite the extra heat, you can definitely adapt the recipe to your taste.

you can do this by reducing the quantity of chillies(both flecks and green chillies)when it comes to how spicy you want the spicy vegetable curry to be.

It’s still a vegetarian/vegan Sri Lankan recipe to make for the holiday season.

Sri Lankan spicy green beans stir-fry(bonchi thel dala). A vegan Sri Lankan stir-fry recipe you can cook in 30 minutes. There's no coconut milk to tone down the spice level but with a creamy potato curry or a pumpkin curry, this Asian bean side dish balances a plate of Sri Lankan food.

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Sri Lankan spicy green beans stir-fry(bonchi thel dala). A vegan Sri Lankan stir-fry recipe you can cook in 30 minutes. There's no coconut milk to tone down the spice level but with a creamy potato curry or a pumpkin curry, this Asian bean side dish balances a plate of Sri Lankan food.

Can I make the recipe using frozen beans?

Yes, I’m actually using frozen french beans and they came out perfect.

If you are using frozen beans just add them to the sautéed ingredients and continue to follow recipe instructions given below.

If you are using a different type of bean…

You’ll find a variety of beans depending on where you live.

Since the beans I’m using are thin and small compared to other types, I didn’t have to cut them to size.

If you are using the common bean which is longer and lighter in color, then follow the method of cleaning mentioned below. 

Sri Lankan spicy green beans stir-fry(bonchi thel dala). A vegan Sri Lankan stir-fry recipe you can cook in 30 minutes. There's no coconut milk to tone down the spice level but with a creamy potato curry or a pumpkin curry, this Asian bean side dish balances a plate of Sri Lankan food.

How can I add gravy to the chilli green beans?

Simply replace 1/4 cup water with the same amount of coconut milk at the end and let simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes.

Utensils and appliances used.

Chopping board and knife
Skillet or frying pan

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RECIPE DIFFICULTY -EASY

How to make spicy stir-fried  green beans.





2-3 tablespoons of oil

1 large onion sliced

A sprig of curry leaves

2 garlic cloves finely sliced

2 green chillies sliced into two

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

250g of green beans(you can use any type of beans, eg-long beans, etc, I’m using frozen french beans)

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon chilli flecks(depending on how spicy you want the beans to be)

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

Salt to season

Method

If you are using common beans(the lighter beans you find in most vegetable stalls).

How to clean the beans.

By breaking the top, pulling it downwards which helps to remove the long tough string along the sides of the bean.

How to cut the beans.

Cut in half and add them to the pan, you can also slice through the middle so the seeds are exposed before adding them to the pan.

Using frozen green beans

Add them from freezer to pan at the proper time. do not add any water.

How to cook spicy green beans.

Place a pan over medium heat and pour in the oil(3 tbs). let the oil heat for a minute.

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Once the oil heats, add onions(1 large), curry leaves, garlic(2), green chillies(2), turmeric(1/2 tsp), salt and sauté over medium heat for 2 minutes or until the onions turn soft and translucent.

Add the beans(250g)to the pan and combine all ingredients together over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Pour in the water(1/2 cup)and simmer for further 5 minutes until the water completely evaporates.

cooking beans in water and spices for the bean fry.

Add curry powder(1/2 tsp), chilli flecks(1 tsp)reduce heat to low, cook for another 5 minutes until all ingredients are combined well.

adding chiili flakes to the spicy bean fry.

Check for seasoning and add salt if necessary, serve warm.

Yield: 4

Sri Lankan spicy green beans stir-fry(bonchi thel dala).

Sri Lankan spicy green beans stir-fry(bonchi thel dala). A vegan Sri Lankan stir-fry recipe you can cook in 30 minutes.
Sri Lankan spicy green beans stir-fry(bonchi thel dala).

 A vegan Sri Lankan stir-fry recipe you can cook in 30 minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • 2-3 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves finely sliced
  • 2 green chillies sliced into two
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 250g of green beans(you can use any type of beans, eg-long beans, etc, I’m using frozen french beans)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flecks(depending on how spicy you want the beans to be)
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • Salt to season

Instructions

    If you are using common beans(the lighter beans you find in most vegetable stalls),

    HOW TO CLEAN THE BEANS.

    By breaking the top, pulling it downwards which helps to remove the long tough string along the sides of the bean.

    HOW TO CUT THE BEANS.

    Cut in half and add them to the pan, you can also slice through the middle so the seeds are exposed before adding them to the pan.

    If you are using frozen green beans.

    Add them from freezer to pan at the proper time. 

    HOW TO COOK THE SPICY GREEN BEANS STIR-FRY

    Place a pan over medium heat and pour in the oil(3 tbs). let the oil heat for a minute.

    Once the oil heats, add onions(1 large), curry leaves, garlic(2), green chillies(2), turmeric(1/2 tsp), salt and sauté over medium heat for 2 minutes or until the onions turn soft and translucent.

    Add the beans(250g)to the pan and combine all ingredients together over medium heat for 5 minutes.

    Pour in the water(1/2 cup)and simmer for further 5 minutes until the water completely evaporates.

    Add curry powder(1/2 tsp), chilli flecks(1 tsp)reduce heat to low, cook for another 5 minutes until all ingredients are combined well.

    Check for seasoning and add salt if necessary, serve warm.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

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