Long Beans curry or commonly called as Ma Karal curry is another tasty vegetable dish from Sri Lanka. We have few different methods to cook Long Beans. This is a bit spicy way of cooking it. This Long Beans curry is great to eat with plain rice together with some other curry and sides.
Here is my recipe for Sri Lankan Long Beans Curry.
Ingredients: (2-3 servings)
250g Long Beans
1 onion sliced
1 tomato cut into pieces
1-2 dry red chilli crushed into pieces
1 sprig curry leaves
1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa)(optional)
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
2-3 tbspn cooking oil
Wash and cut Long Beans into around 1 inch pieces. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds once oil is heated.
Once it is popping up, add onion, crushed chilli and curry leaves & pandan leaf.
Sauté for few seconds until onions are tender & releasing good fragrance.
Then add Long beans & mix well.Add tomato and mix well.Cook until tomato is soft and become like a sauce.
Add all the other spices .Mix all together, cover with a lid, allow to cook in medium flame. Check time to time and add some water if needed.
Once Long bean is cooked add thick coconut milk. Stir well.
Adjust salt to taste.
Simmer for few seconds & remove from the flame.
Serve & enjoy!!
Sri Lankan Long beans curry is ready to serve.Hope you would enjoy by cooking this.
Do you like Long Beans? How do you cook them? I really like to know your ideas and tips on cooking long beans.