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Spicy Green Beans (Masaledar Sem)
Serves 6.

1 1/2 lb. fresh green beans
piece fresh ginger about 1 1/2 inches long, peeled and coarsely chopped
10 cloves garlic, peeled
1 1/2 cups water
5 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tsp. whole cumin seeds
1 whole, dried hot red chili, lightly crushed in mortar
2 tsp. ground coriander seeds
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
about 1 1/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. lemon juice or to taste
1 tsp. ground roasted cumin seeds
freshly ground black pepper

Trim beans and cut them crosswise at 1/4 inch intervals. put ginger
and garlic into container of electric blender or food processer.
Add 1/2 cup of the measured water and blend until fairly smooth.

Heat oil in a wide, heavy saucepan over a medium flame. When hot,
put in cumin seeds. Five seconds later, put in crushed chili. As
soon as it darkenes, pour in ginger-garlic paste. Stir and cook
for about a minute. Put in coriander. Stir a few times. Now put
in chopped tomatoes. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes, mashing
up tomato pieces with back of a slotted spoon as you do so. Put
in beans, salt, and remaining 1 cup water. Bring to a simmer.
Cover, turn heat to low and cook for aboutr 8-10 minutes or until
beans are tender. Remove the cover. Add lemon juice, roasted
cumin and a generous amount of freshly ground pepper. Turn heat
up and boil away all of liquid, stirring beans gently as you do
so.

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