Spicy Curry Green Beans

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Spicy curry green beans

Spicy curry green beans

I love to cook spicy food though I don’t eat very spicy myself. My family eats spicier than me. Most of my friends eat very spicy too.  My favourite spicy food is curry. It makes my world go round. One of the dishes that I cooked for my friends last week when I invited them over for a simple Chinese New Year lunch was Spicy Curry Green Beans. It was dry fried. Everyone liked it very much.

This recipe is very simple and cooking it is also very simple and easy, but the taste was really awesome. My children think it was my best stir fry so far. I think I disagree. I think it’s because they have eaten other delicious dishes too often!

Ingredients A
300g green beans (washed and cut)
a small piece of cooked meat (sliced)
corn four
salt
pepper powder
2 chilies (chopped)

Chopped chilies

Chopped chilies

Ingredients B (seasonings)
1t curry powder
1t tumeric powder
1t chicken stock granules

Spices and seasoning

Spices and seasoning

Sprinkle some salt, pepper and corn flour on the meat and mix well. Heat up some fried ginger oil (you need more oil for this dish) in a frying pan. Add the sliced meat and fry for a while. I like it a little burnt which tastes awesome. Add the chili and green beans and keep stirring for a while. Do not add water. Add the seasoning in Ingredients B and mix well.

Dry frying the meat and green beans

Dry frying the meat and green beans

Dish up and serve hot with rice. This is a very delicious dish with a little burnt or smoky flavour and the green beans are still crunchy. My children liked it so much that they asked for it again the next day.

How do you like your green beans cooked? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

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49 Comments

3hungrytummies  on March 5th, 2010

Look like everything I like is in it! :) Looks very good!

Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes  on March 5th, 2010

What a lovely dish, Mary! I love curry anything! I like that it’s spicy, too. :) Looks really healthy and yummy.

courtney aka glamah  on March 5th, 2010

Love the whole premise of your blog. Very inspirational. And thanks for visiting mine.
This is one of my fav ways to eat green beans.

Sushma Mallya  on March 5th, 2010

That looks healthy and very delicious…

The Little Teochew  on March 5th, 2010

I would happily eat just this and rice. You’re an excellent cook, Mary!

Lauren @ CoffeeMuffins  on March 5th, 2010

Curries are my favourite thing, but this looks wonderfully healthy and tasty! It really sounds like you will get the taste of the vegetables through in this, often with curries they are overpowered by a thick creamy sauce - but this sounds amazing!

Thanks Mary for another great recipe :)

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on March 5th, 2010

Ju is right. You are an excellent cook. I adore the spicy food too.

Divina  on March 5th, 2010

They’re right, you’re an excellent cook, so you have to cook for me one day. I love spicy too but right now, I want something cold spicy instead of hot spicy. But that dish looks scrumptious.

Mary  on March 5th, 2010

@3hungrytummies - Thanks very much! :D

@Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes - Thanks very much, Sook! :D

@courtney aka glamah - You are most welcome. Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Courtney!:D

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

@The Little Teochew - That’s exactly what my children had…haha. Awwww…..that’s such a sweet comment, Ju!! You bet I’ll be smiling the whole day! :D Ju, I always think you are an excellent cook. Really love your recipes. Also very inspired how you can run such a lovely blog while taking care of little ones. I will fall flat…LOL.

@Lauren @ CoffeeMuffins - Thanks very much, Lauren! Totally agree with you. This dry fried version gives you the best of curry flavour with all the spiciness from the chilies. I’ll be cooking again this evening. My children are going to be very happy :D

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - Awww….thanks very much for such lovely compliment, Angie. Now you make me feel like wanting to open a restaurant! :P I always think you are an excellent cook. Just told a friend the other day to go to your blog for the brussel sprout recipe. Love your blog very much.

@Divina - Awww….another very sweet compliment! I think I will smile non-stop today….a great start to the weekend :D Of course, I will cook for you. My dream to meet you is always there! I must say you are an excellent cook. I love all your recipes, especially all the soups….so healthy and delicious! ….and…..plus all the health info on your blog. Really love your blog.

anncoo  on March 5th, 2010

hee..hee..all the bloggers up there already gave you their best compliments. I would like to say this dish is superb delicious and you’re a superb cook ;D

veron  on March 5th, 2010

I’m always looking for easy stir-fries, this looks amazing and delicious!

Nasi Lemak Lover  on March 5th, 2010

Wor, this look so delicious and best to eat with rice. I have never think to add curry powder with bean, must try out, amd sure my kids will love it.

Priya  on March 5th, 2010

Truly divine, feel like having some rite now…I do love these sort of simple but delicious beans..

5 Star Foodie  on March 5th, 2010

Sounds like a perfect light dinner and I love the curry flavors added to the green beans, fantastic!

Jeannie  on March 5th, 2010

I can smell the curry from here:D I love spicy food too, better if its vegetables. Less guilt if that’s possible lol!

Mary  on March 5th, 2010

@anncoo - Wow….I think I cannot sleep tonight..or….smiling in my sleep for all the beautiful compliments :D :D Thanks very much, Anncoo! I have to say you are a superb cook. Your food always make me drool….beautiful presentation and looks very delicious. I think I will dream of them tonight :P

@veron - Thanks very much, Veron! Have fun trying this one :D

@Nasi Lemak Lover - Ha….I’m sure you are going to get lots of hugs from your kids :D Have fun trying!

@Priya - Give a try. It’s very simple and easy to cook. Maybe a weekend project :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

@Jeannie - Wow….you have to be a curry queen! I’m sure you can leave out the meat and make it all vegetables. The meat gives an added flavour to the dish. Also, just cooking this dish alone and rice is good enough to make everyone happy :D

joylicious  on March 5th, 2010

YES i love this dish!!! And now I have a wok so I can make it happen!!! :) Oh mary i LOVE LOVE LOVE spicy food so does Collin — he is a little bit more excessive than I am with the spice (He likes it so hot that he wants tears pouring down his face, he is so weird) Anyways, I will definitely be making this, I have sent collin to fill up my propane tank and then I will be ready for business :) Thanks for sharing!

Roti n Rice  on March 5th, 2010

It looks awesome Mary! I think green beans are wonderful in a spicy stir-fry.

Julie Lynn  on March 5th, 2010

Oh Mary, you make me miss Asia so much! =)

Faith  on March 5th, 2010

I love how bright and fresh this dish is — and I love the spices in it! Absolutely delicious paired with rice!

Drick  on March 5th, 2010

I don’t think this could be improved on one bit - the flavor must be awesome … I like the burnt taste too (I don’t know about it being your best either, wish I could judge all of your stir fry cooking)

noobcook  on March 6th, 2010

I love the idea of curry and chilli in stir fries. Love spicy, this is my kind of food ^_^

Mary  on March 6th, 2010

@joylicious - Yeah….so happy to hear you have a wok finally. I can imagine all the beautiful aroma from your kitchen now…..mmmm. Haha…I’m so amused to hear how you described Collin :D Both of you should come and join one of my all hot and spicy lunch/dinner! I’ll have boxes of tissue paper ready…LOL Have fun wokking!

@Roti n Rice - Yes, it is. We enjoyed it very much :D I guess you cook something similar too.

@Julie Lynn - Me, too!! :( I miss home….I miss home!…..family, friends and food!

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

@Drick - See, you should be my neighbour. Then you can judge every dish that I cook! Yes, the mild burnt smell add very beautiful aroma to the dish. Maybe it makes me happy cos It makes me think that it’s BBQ in summer…LOL :D Can’t wait for this cold weather to be over.

@noobcook - Looks like we share a lot of similar food. That’s fun! :D

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on March 6th, 2010

Looks lovely, I don’t usually served my green beans spicy but this looks very good idea with the chunks of meat mixed in.
My favourite way of having long green beans would be in a salad nicoise.

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on March 6th, 2010

I find green beans taste fantastic in curry. I can have a big bowl of rice with curry. Love this dish!

zurin  on March 6th, 2010

that looks absolutely appetizing! mmmm I wld like to try that soon…:)

penny aka jeroxie  on March 6th, 2010

double yum! must be a big hit in your family again :)

pierre  on March 6th, 2010

hio Mary these curry green beans are fantastic I love these veggies nom atter the way they are cooked !! cheers from Paris Pierre

Mary  on March 6th, 2010

@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - I have not tried green beans in a salad. Sounds delicious. Maybe I should try a spicy green beans salad :P

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - I love green beans in coconut curry. Oooh….the gravy over rice….just best! We must be curry queens :D

@zurin - It must be! That’s why my children asked me to cook it again the next day. I was so happy to cook again because it was so simple and easy :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Yes, it is! My children have not got tired with it yet :D

@pierre - Thanks very much, Pierre! You are too far away. Otherwise I’ll cook for you :D

kathyvegas  on March 6th, 2010

What a perfectly delicious recipe..and versatile too. I’d even serve this without meat as a side dish. Gorgeous photo, too!

Larry  on March 6th, 2010

woohoo I love spicy food very much!! If there’s a dish that has a ’spicy’ word in its name but it’s not spicy.. i would complain.. haha :D

Mary  on March 6th, 2010

Mary, these look delicious and I actually think I’ll be able to make them. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…the “other” Mary

blessedhomemaker  on March 6th, 2010

I love green beans especially cooked with tempeh! Your’s look simply delicious!

Ellie  on March 7th, 2010

Always looking for new ways to cook vegetable. This sounds so good. Thanks for sharing.

Trissa  on March 7th, 2010

I have to agree with you Mary - this isn’t your best stir fry as ALL OF THEM are THE BEST!

tasteofbeirut  on March 7th, 2010

I love that dish and a fact I learned here with regards to corn flour! Thank you!

cheah  on March 7th, 2010

This dish will sure spice you up in your cold weather, but certainly not here. Yummy with rice!

rebecca  on March 7th, 2010

oh wow what a great looking dish yummy

pigpigscorner  on March 7th, 2010

wah this looks so good esp with rice!

Mary  on March 7th, 2010

@kathyvegas - Thanks very much, Kathy! :D

@Larry - Next time I’ll have more red chilies to prove to you it’s spicy, then you won’t complain :D You got to come and join my super spicy club!

@Mary - Yeah…we share the same name :D How interesting to greet ‘Mary’ and sign off with ‘Mary’!

@blessedhomemaker - Oh…I wish I can get tempeh here! I really miss it. It’s such a delicious, healthy food. I hope to learn how to make it. Then I’ll probably be eating it everyday :D

@Ellie - You are most welcome. I’m looking for new ways to cook vegetables too. My children are very picky on vegetables so I have to try new vegetable dishes every now and then. Otherwsie I end up having to eat the whole plate myself ! :(

@Trissa - Awww….thanks so much for such lovely compliment! :D That gives me a good start to a new week :D I love all your recipes…look utterly delicious and very beautiful photography…..just inspirational!

@tasteofbeirut - Thanks very much! :D

@cheah - Exactly….brings a lot of smiles around :D My family loves spicy food.

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! :D

@pigpigscorner - It is! :D

sarawakiana  on March 7th, 2010

Hi you have a lovely blog that I can refer to every day for inspiration!!

thanks.

tigerfish  on March 7th, 2010

Again…more rice for me, please? ;)

radha  on March 7th, 2010

Last nite i made long beans (indian type) with udon and indian yam too, all stir fried, but i boiled the beans before in the same water with udons before movin evrything to the pan. hubby loved it~ you have a huge knife there! did u try the ceramic knife,it s great !

mycookinghut  on March 8th, 2010

Love this dish with my white rice ;)

Mary  on March 8th, 2010

@sarawakiana - Thanks very much! :D

@tigerfish - Always remember to cook more :D

@radha - I have not heard of a ceramic knife. I must go and look for it. My knife is not too big, just nice for the size of my hand. That’s the knife/cleaver that I use for almost everything. It’s very sharp…always very well sharpened. I’m quite good in it :P

@mycookinghut - Me, too :D

Rochelle (Acquired Taste)  on March 9th, 2010

I’m always looking for new green bean recipes as they are some of my favorite veggies. This looks perfect!

Debi(TableTalk)  on March 9th, 2010

The spicier the better! Looks fantastic!

Mary  on March 18th, 2010

@Rochelle (Acquired Taste) - Time to take out your wok and have fun frying :D

@Debi(TableTalk) Wow…you must be a hot chili queen :D

Carolyn Jung  on March 18th, 2010

With a spice mix so beautifully vibrant in color, you are guaranteed a dish that tastes equally bold and wonderful. With a bowl of rice, I’d be set with this for dinner.

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