Barbati Tomato Kura – Yard long beans with tomato

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Long beans tomato curry

This simple recipe is a version of a classic tomato curry and makes a decent side with rotis or rice. Fresh long beans are blanched to tenderness and simmered with caramelized onions, tomatoes and garlic to deliver a hearty, warm curry. This recipe works with most stringy beans.

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Yard Long Beans ~ Barbati

Barbati Tomato Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 30 mts

Serves: 4-5 persons

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

2 cups barbati/long beans, chop into 1 1/2″ pieces, par-boil in salted water for 5 mts and strain

2 medium onions, finely chopped

2-3 slit green chillis

2 large tomatoes, finely chopped

pinch of haldi, turmeric

1 tsp red chilli pwd (adjust)

1 tbsp grated jaggery (adjust according to your choice)

pinch of roasted methi pwd

salt to taste

fresh coriander leaves for garnish

For tempering/tadka/poppu:

3-4 crushed garlic cloves

few curry leaves

1 1/2 tbsps oil

1 Heat oil in a cooking vessel, once hot, add the garlic, red chillis and curry leaves, stir fry for a 5-20 secs1.
2 Add the slit green chillis and onions and saute till soft and lightly browned. Add chilli pwd, coriander pwd, turmeric pwd and roasted methi pwd and combine. Add tomatoes and saute further for 5 mts. Cover and cook on medium heat for 5-6 mts.
3 Now add the par-boiled long beans, jaggery and salt and cook for another 2-3 mts. Add 1/2 cup of water and let it cook covered on medium heat for another 8-10 mts or till the beans are cooked and the curry reaches the consistency of your choice.
4 Adjust salt and turn off heat. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with rice or chapatis.

Kitchen Notes:

You can even add some milk, about a few tbsps, once the curry is through and keep stirring till its absorbed and turn off heat. Another variation – garnish with freshly grated coconut.

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Barbati Tomato Kura – Yard long beans with tomato

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 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

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This simple recipe is a version of a classic tomato curry and makes a decent side with rotis or rice. Fresh long beans are blanched to tenderness and simmered with caramelized onions, tomatoes and garlic to deliver a hearty, warm curry. This recipe works with most stringy beans.

14 thoughts on “Barbati Tomato Kura – Yard long beans with tomato

  1. hi shailaja…this is the first time i am writing to u..tho i often browse thru ur lovely recipes…barbati or botboti as we call it in bengali is one vegetable that all of us at home love…we cook it very much like u have … but we dont par boil it…also we add diced potatoes … anywayz it was as usual a visual treat to browse thru ur write up…god bless…

  2. Sailu, I notice that you’ve been posting pics of the beans/greens etc. along with the prepared food. Thanks, I appreciate that as there’s no confusion over different produce names. Your recipes are, as always, a treat to see as well as eat.

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