Monday, October 5, 2009

Another sweet and simple Vaishnav recipe

As I mentioned before, the recipes from the book 'The art of Indian Vegetarian cooking' by Yamuna Devi are very simple but delicious preparations. Being an American she has also incorporated use of many vegetables found here in very unusual combinations ..One such I found was Green Beans and Water-chestnuts and it is so simple but tasty combo that Ive already made it twice and permanently added the water-chestnuts cans in my grocery list..
2.5 cups green beans cut 1 inch long
1 can water chestnuts cubed
1 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste
Add some water and steam the cut green beans for about 10 mins in microwave. Heat the oil and add mustard and cumin seeds till they splatter. Add the beans and remaining spices and stir on high heat for 5 mins. Add the water chestnuts and mix well for 5 mins. Turn off the heat. Serve with hot chapati or accompaniment to dal-rice.


  1. Interesting and flavorful combo! thanks for sharing:)

  2. Hi Dips, I have this book too but have never tried this unique-sounding recipe. Yours turned out beautifully. Love the idea of green beans with water chestnuts.