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Green Bean and Potato Curry (Pressure Cooker)

By Cinda Chavich

Green Bean and Potato Curry (Pressure Cooker)

Vegetarian / Serves 4

This is a simple way to serve your beans in a vegetarian dish. Roti (Indian flatbread) is nice on the side, or serve over rice.

Tip: Ghee is clarified butter. Buy prepared ghee in jars at Indian or South Asian groceries, or make it at home. Simply heat unsalted butter in a saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts and begins to boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until the water has boiled off and the milk solids drop to the bottom. The ghee is done when the butter turns a clear golden color and the solids in the bottom of the pan are browned. Spoon the ghee into a jar, leaving the milk solids behind. Ghee can be stored in a jar at room temperature for up to 1 month.


2 tbsp   unsalted butter or ghee   (see Tip)  25 mL

1 tsp     cumin seeds     5 mL

1     onion, chopped (about 1 cup/250 mL)               

1 tbsp    minced gingerroot     15 mL

2 to 3     plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 11⁄2 cups/375 mL)

4 cups    green or yellow (wax) beans  (about 1 lb/500 g), trimmed 1 L

2 cups    chopped peeled potatoes  (2-inch/5 cm chunks)     500 mL      

1⁄2 cup     water     125 mL

1 tsp      ground turmeric      5 mL

1 tsp      methi (dried fenugreek leaves), crushed (optional)    5 mL       

1 tbsp     chopped fresh cilantro     15 mL

1 tsp        garam masala      5 mL

1⁄2 tsp    Asian chili paste       2 mL

1.     In the pressure cooker, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add cumin seeds and stir until starting to sizzle and pop. Add onion and ginger; sauté for 5 minutes, until onion is softened and starting to brown. Stir in tomatoes, beans, potatoes, water, turmeric and methi (if using).

2.     Lock the lid in place and bring the cooker up to full pressure over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, just to maintain even pressure, and cook for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and release pressure quickly. Stir in cilantro, garam masala and chili paste.


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