Green bean curry

Cooking time: 5 min. / 20 min.Difficulty: easy

RecipesSri Lanka

Curry, that belongs to the most common ones in Sri Lanka. Of course it can`t compete with dhal curry regarding frequency. It is very fast and easy recipe again, you just put everything at once into a pot and cook.


Cut stalk and tip off beans and break them on 3 cm pieces. Mix with all ingredients and cook on a small fire 20 minutes covered. 

Serve with rice and other Sri Lankan curries.


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For 4 portions:

  • 400g green bean pods
  • 1 red onion, cut on strips
  • green chili peppers chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder 
  • piece of cinnamon stick
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1 pandan leaf torn on 3 cm pieces (optional)
  • home made coconut milk (150 ml) or a small can of coconut milk with water added, 150 ml volume to be reached

Side dish:

  • rice

Authentic tools needed:

  • clay pot
  • coconut scraper
  • mortar