Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Long beans and Dry shrimp stirfry

















Ingredients:
  1. Yard long beans/Achinga Payar/ Neenda Payar - 1 bunch
  2. Dry shrimp - 1/4 cup(head removed and cleaned)
  3. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  5. Garlic - 4 cloves
  6. Shallots - 5 crushed
  7. Green chillies - 2 slit
  8. Oil - 2 tbsp
  9. Curry leaves - 2 springs
  10. Salt - to taste
  11. Vinegar - 1 tsp
  12. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Method:
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and add 2 crushed shallots, 2 cloves crushed garlic , 1 spring curry leaves and dry shrimp and fry for few minutes.
Add in 1/2 tsp chilly powder and vinegar and salt to taste and fry until the shrimp is toasted.Keep this aside.
Heat remaining 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and add the mustard seeds. When it splutters add the curry leaves ,remaining crushed shallots,garlic and slit green chillies and stir well.
Add in the chilly and turmeric powder and stirfry until raw smell is gone.
Add in the cut beans and sprinkle a tbsp of water- add salt to taste and cover and cook until the beans are cooked.
Remove the lid and add in the shrimp mixture and fry in open pan for 10 minutes .
Serve with rice.

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