Monday, 6 August 2007

Nutty Stir-fried green beans with noodles

This is my entry for Mallugirls' Express Cooking Event.

I used yard / long beans, but you can use string / french / green beans. Your can also use frozen beans. I have also added pine nuts and melon seeds for protein, but any nut will do. This recipe serves 4.

Ingredients
1 lb yard-long beans
1 tablespoon oil
1 tbsp pine nuts
1 tbspn melon seeds
3 cloves garlic; minced
2 inch ginger; grated
2 chllies; minced
1 table spoon soya sauce
4 Bricks of Noodles / or enough fo 4 people
1 tspn sesame oil
salt to taste

Method
Start: Heat some water in a kettle
5.00 minutes: Top and tail the beans and cut the beans into 2-3 inch pieces, (I processed six at a time).
5.00 minutes: Steam beans using the boiled water, for five minutes or microwave according to instructions/
Meanwhile Heat the oil in a large pan or wok and add the nuts, garlic, ginger and chilli, cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add the soya sauce.
Add the steamed beans mix and turn down the heat.
2 minutes: Boil the noodles in salted e hot water (use the same water), I used quick cook noodles, so 2 minutes was enough.
2 miniutes: Add the sesame oil to the beans, and mix the drained noodles.

Serve and Enjoy
Total time 15 minutes


20 comments:

Asha said...

Quicker than mine!:D
I love those yard long beans.I always get slightly wilted ones here,those look so fresh in your photo.Great dish with Noodles!:)

Saju said...

thanks Asha. One trick for wilted beans is to soak in cold water for a couple of hours.

Poonam said...

Looks delicious!

Mallugirl said...

very quick and so good looking!! noodles does work when u are in a pinch for time.

Cinnamon said...

Super Quick and looks delicious!!

SeeC said...

Love the stir-fried beans. Very very tempting Saju.

Noodles n green beans - Great combo too.

Priyanka said...

Saju this is so yumm... a lovely recipe:) thanks for sharing

Sharmi said...

that is real quick and delicious.

Suma Gandlur said...

That is quick and how creative of you to add nuts to beans sabzi.

musical said...

Such a quick and hearty meal it is!

sra said...

Saju, those squiggly noodles are cute, remind me of Maggi brokens!

anusharaji said...

luv the shot
green is pleasant.
wish i could see more of it
cool recipe btw

Seema said...

Thats one quick recipe Saju. I love those long green beans. We call it althande and I never tried it with fried rice or noodles. We always use it in sambar and sabzi. Thanks for the jhatphat recipe.

Padma said...

That is really super fast!!!! Love the combination of water melon seeds and pine nuts...sprouts are looking great and so are the snaps, thanks for sharing!

Cynthia said...

I love these beans. In Guyana it is called bora. I like it cooked with shrimp or sauteed with thinly sliced potatoes.

Your looks so crisp and flavourful.

Kajal said...

WOW.....very creative idea......never through about this type of dish......Thanks for sharing very nice dish with in 15-minutes....Looks very yummy.:)

Raaga said...

looks super cool. Is this what is called karamani or lobia??

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Ur Noodels is looking YUM!....So different....nice colour...

Saju said...

thanks everyone
Raaga, I lobia and karamani are black eye beans. I believe these beans are related to black eye peas. They are also know as:
Asparagus bean, Snake bean, Chinese long bean, Bodi bean, Green asparagus bean, Long horn bean, Yard long bean, Yard-long cowpea, Long podded cowpea, Long podded kidney bean, Green podded cow pea.

TBC said...

Beans,noodles & nuts! That is so creative of u!

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