Peter Kuruvita: Snake bean curry

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  • Serves 6 people

  • 350 gm snake beans, washed and cut into 5cm lengths
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 10 fresh curry leaves
  • 2 small green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp each dried chilli flakes and ground cumin
  • ½ tsp each of fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 125 ml (½ cup) coconut cream
01   Toss beans in a bowl with all ingredients except oil and coconut cream.
02   Heat oil in a frying pan over high heat until just beginning to smoke. Add bean mixture and stir for 5 minutes, then add coconut cream, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the cream has reduced by half. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt.
Note This recipe is from Serendip: My Sri Lankan Kitchen by Peter Kuruvita (Murdoch Books, $59.95, hbk). In editing these recipes for publication, we have made minor changes to bring them into Gourmet Traveller style.

Recipe:

PETER KURUVITA

Photography:

ALAN BENSON

Styling:

MICHELLE NOERIANTO

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