The Aroma of Indian Cuisine: Fenugreek Beans

<p>This is a spicy vegetable dish that’s great served with rice or pita bread. <em>Serves 2 to 3 as a side dish.</em>
<p>• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil<br />
• 1 medium onion, chopped<br />
• 2 cloves garlic, crushed<br />
• 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek<br />
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin<br />
• 1 teaspoon ground coriander<br />
• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder<br />
• 1/4 teaspoon turmeric<br />
• 1 teaspoon salt<br />
• 11/2 cups French-cut green beans cut into 1-inch pieces<br />
• 1 tomato, quartered<br />
• 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar</p>
<p>1. Heat oil in a wok or large pan. Fry onion until translucent. Add garlic followed by all the dry spices and cook for 2 or 3 minutes until spices are well browned. Add beans, tomato and some water and simmer. Add vinegar when beans start to get tender. Add a dash more dried fenugreek and cook for 5 minutes to let water evaporate.</p>
<p>2. Serve with rice or pita bread.</p>
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<em>Antara B. Mitra is a freelance writer and independent radio producer living in Manlius, New York. She loves traveling and sampling new foods.</em>
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