I ate this with rice or coconut roti almost every evening in Sri Lanka-- I could not get enough of it! Using fresh ingredients is of the utmost importance. Some of the ingredients may be difficult to find, but they really are essential. This goes very well with rice as a vegetarian entree or alone as a side dish.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, serrano pepper, garlic, and curry leaves in the oil until the onions are golden brown. Stir in the curry powder, fenugreek seeds, turmeric, and salt; cook another 3 minutes. Add the green beans to the mixture and stir until evenly coated. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the beans are al dente. Pour in the coconut milk and simmer at least 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice just before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

104.5 calories; 2.6 g protein; 11.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 9.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2008
Wow! The taste of Asia! Thanks for the great recipe. We didn't have the curry leaves and I used only about 1 teaspoon of the lime juice but it smelled and tasted just like we were back in Asia. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2008
Wow! The taste of Asia! Thanks for the great recipe. We didn't have the curry leaves and I used only about 1 teaspoon of the lime juice but it smelled and tasted just like we were back in Asia. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2011
Like everyone else, I didn't have exactly the right ingredients, but it is a good basic recipe that you can do a lot with! I didn't have serrano peppers, curry leaves or fenugreek seeds, but added a Tbsp of garam masala and some red pepper flakes to the spices. I also pre-cooked and sliced some chicken, and added them in with the green beans. It turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2008
I used this more for inspiration...so I don't know if I have a right to rate it. I added chicken for the carnavore hubby and some shredded coconut and the whole can of c.milk to make more sauce - oh and a handful of dried apricots. Was sooo yummy...thanks for the headstart on my inspiration for dinner! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2014
Enjoyed trying this nice side dish! I didn't have access to curry leaves or fenugreek seeds but otherwise made as written. Flavorful and delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe with AR. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2012
We loved this one... perfect over brown basmati rice for a vegetarian entree... I just wish I had increased the recipe... as written it was just enough for my husband and I for dinner - no seconds:-( Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2013
I loved it! I doubled the recipe.I chopped up the frozen green beans from my garden last fall into tiny tiny pieces.I chopped chicken breast into tiny tiny pieces added it.Put in a 400 ml can of72% less fat coconut milk.Next time I will try coconut oil instead of vegetable oil Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2012
leave out coconut milk--diluted the good curry flavors Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2012
I liked it a lot too but would recommend cutting the green beans in bite size pieces and adding some chicken or pork. I didn't have the curry leaves or fenugreek seeds but wouldn't mind trying to find them for the next time I make this. Very fragrant and flavorful dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2014
ABoston This is delicious how about a recipe for coconut roti I can try with this:-) Dian Read More
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