Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Sri Lankan Long Beans Curry / Ma Karal curry

මෑ කරල් ව්‍යංජනය

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. 

මෑ කරල් curry

Here is my recipe for Sri Lankan Long Beans Curry.
මෑ කරල් ව්‍යංජනය Sri Lanka

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.
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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!!
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Sri Lankan Long beans curry is ready to serve.Hope you would enjoy by cooking this.
Maa Karal curry

Do you like Long Beans? How do you cook them? I really like to know your ideas and tips on cooking long beans.

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  1. I <3 long beans/french beans...Willdef try making this curry...thank you for putting it up...following you...kisses...

  2. I will sure come to ur place for any gravies:) it looks tempting

  3. Hi Amy, I love long beans in curry. Yours look so delicious. I don't mind to have extra rice, please! :)

    Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

  4. Wish to have now this tempting curry with a plate of plain rice, looks so inviting long beans curry dear.

    today's recipe:

  5. tasty and eye catching curry.. Will try soon

  6. I love this. Let me confess these beans are something I am not fond of. More often they are binned for they have shriveled up. But now will love to make this.

  7. Very different curry, looks so tempting..

  8. This curry should make the otherwise bland long beans tasty.. Good one..

  9. Quite an interesting curry,fabulous.

  10. I see this sometimes at those econ rice stalls & they can really tasty. This can be a one-dish meal too :)

  11. Curry looks yummy dear...nice recipe.

  12. Book marking it Amy! It looks divine.

  13. Nice curry!! Looks so tempting-Thanx for sharing!!

  14. The curry looks tempting :)


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