Sunday, January 17, 2010

Minty potatoes and Garlicky Long beans - A dinner combo

This is for the ones who like to try something new "always" like me !! This combo has got the carbs as well as proteins. So, it is filling , nutritious, yummy, spicy and tasty!!



Ingredients:

For minty potatoes:
Peeled potatoes (With skin tastes even better !!) - 1 large, cut into wedges or any chunky size that u like !
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Mint leaves - 10 -15
Oil - 2 tsp
Water as required
Salt as required


For Garlicky Long beans:
Long beans - Ends cut and cut into 4 inch long pieces
Garlic - 2 pods cut roughly into bits
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Water as required
Salt as required

Method:

Basically both recipes are similar.

Minty Potatoes:
Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a non stick pan. Add the potaotes. Fry for a min. Add salt, turmeric powder and water, cover with a lid. When the potatoes are cooked well (firm and not mashed), make sure all water is absorbed. If not drain the rest of water. Now, add 1 1/2 tsp of oil, mint leaves and chilli powder. Roast them well and serve hot.

Garlicky Long beans:
Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a non stick pan. Add the Long beans and Garlic pieces. Fry for a min. Add salt, turmeric powder and water, cover with a lid. When the beans are cooked well, make sure all water is absorbed. If not drain the rest of water. Now, add 1 1/2 tsp of oil and chilli powder. Roast them well and serve hot.

See ! I told you they are similar :)

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