We used to cook with frozen vegetables and canned food through out my Masters life here since there is no Indian grocery store in our University town when we came.The groceries we have are all what we brought from India.Imagine how much our parents have packed for us that groceries of 4 are enough for 1 year.
So our cooking is basically done with frozen vegetables and canned food from Walmart. But how often do we get the chance to eat andhra,bangalore,kerala,tamilnadu recipes in one week?
Here is the recipe with canned french style green beans.We can get these at any American Grocery store.
All we need is 1 can French style green beans, 1 onion, 1 or 2 tsp oil and ingredients for popu/tadka.
Warm the oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, balck gram dal, dried red chillies and karipatthi.
Add onions, fry them till they turn transluscent, in mean while drain the beans from the can.
Add the beans to the transluscent onions and keep the lid.Let them steam and cook for a while. Stir occasionally. When the beans are cooked add salt and start frying them. Finally add Chilli powder and fry them till it blends well. Thats it our curry is ready. This goes good with rice.