Friday, 14 June 2013

{beans & carrots in hermie}

When I think of beans and carrots, nothing spectacular really comes to mind. Most people think of these vegetables as some steamed side-dish making up your 'meat and 3 veg' meal. Well, this side-dish although quite simple, is the perfect accompaniment to the lamb curry that I have previously posted about. 

1 carrot, roughly chopped
100g beans, topped and tailed
1/2 onion, peeled
big thumb of ginger, peeled
15-20g of vegetable oil (e.g. canola)
5g (1 teaspoon) mustard seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
50-75g water
salt to taste

1. Place carrots and beans in bowl and chop 7sec / speed 4. Set aside for later.
2. Place onion and ginger in bowl and chop 5sec / speed 5. Scrape down. 
3. Add oil and mustard seeds and saute 5min / Varoma/ stir speed/ reverse. Scrape down bowl.
4. Add beans and carrots, turmeric, water and salt. Cook 8min / 100°C/ stir speed / reverse.

The final product should be tender yet have a little bite to it still. The beans should still be bright green with minimal gravy.

Bon Appetit xx

Before I had the Thermomix, I used to chop the beans and carrots neatly and obviously, this leads to a 'neater' presentation. However, the dish i made tonight still had the same flavour and my family loved it.

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