Thursday, 3 January 2013

Sri Lankan Green Beans Curry / Bonchi Themparaduwa

බෝංචි තෙම්පරාදුව
Green Beans curry or commonly called as Bonchi curry is another tasty vegetable dish from Sri Lanka. We have few different recipes for Green Beans. This is a bit spicy way of cooking green beans. We like this Bonchi curry to eat with plain rice together with some other curry and sides.

Recipes for Green Beans

Actually, I was not very good in cooking Green Beans earlier. Sometimes it is over cooked or under cooked. But, through the time, now I am able to share some Green Beans recipes tried by me.Hope you will enjoy cooking this.
Recipes for Green Beans

I am waiting  to hear your comments about this dish.
Here is my recipe for Sri Lankan Green Beans Curry.

Ingredients: (2-3 servings)

250g Green Beans

1 onion sliced

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 slice Green Beans. 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 Green beans & mix well.

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 green bean is cooked add thick coconut milk. Stir well.

Adjust salt to taste.

Simmer for few seconds & remove from the flame.

Serve & enjoy!!
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  1. A lovely dish that goes well with a plate of fragrant rice! Happy 2013, sweetie!

  2. Looks appetizing!! Happy New Year!!

  3. Its a very nice experience to learn Srilankan delicacies from you. Thanks for posting this recipe. Its too good.

  4. Looks great and very tempting curry.

  5. loved the curry color n texture...

  6. Healthy n yummy it looks!!! mouthwatering!!!

  7. This looks so yummy. I'm following you back via Aloha Friday's blog hop and will look forward to reading about more yummy food!

  8. Looks inviting and delicious !!

  9. looks so yummy! This is very tempting

  10. Beans curry looks inviting..Love the use of coconut milk in curries..

  11. I have not tried beans alone in a curry.. this is a new recipe and looks really simple...

  12. Hermosa y deliciosa receta me encanta,hugs hugs buen año 2013.

  13. Love Srilankan delicacy always........looks very inviting curry....yummy.

    today's recipe:

  14. hi amy, the sri lankan way is a bit different from ours.
    we add coconut milk first, once boil , only then we add in the veggies.
    nice to learn your food culture. have a great weekend

  15. yammy! Grean beans are excellent with everything! Like it.
    Recently, i found a great method of how to save up money while buying food:
    Efficient eating
    By the way, I followed you up with GFC, it'd be great if you follow me back.

  16. Following from the blog hop and so glad I did. The recipes look yummy and unique. I am going to try this one. We live in GA, but are native FL. I cook with a lot of Hispanic influence. This would be something different for my family.

  17. Sounds so delicious..Should taste great!! :)

  18. I love anything with green beans in it.



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