We love green beans
and we love Indian food, so this recipe seems like a natural to us. We found it
in the book "Sampling the Cuisine of India" by Sambhu Banik. It has
a touch of sweet and heat, and is super easy to prepare. Today most
grocery stores carry jarred ghee in their international food sections.
Green Beans with Coconut
1 10 oz. package frozen French cut beans or 1 pound fresh green beans, French
cut 4 tablespoons vegetable oil or ghee 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 green chili, minced 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon lemon pepper 1 cup shredded fresh coconut or 2/3 cup unsweetened
Soak unsweetened dry coconut in 1 cup hot water. Drain water before using.
In a large frying pan heat oil or ghee. Add ginger and chili and saute 1/2
minute. Add turmeric, salt and lemon pepper. Add green beans. Lower heat, cover
and cook for 7 minutes.
coconut and a few tablespoons of water if dry. Simmer 10 minutes.