I added potatoes and of course a little more water and salt for them. I found this recipe more delicious with the potatoes than without.
Great dish. Added 2 teaspoons cayenne for added spice. Everyone loved it. I used small string beans and the cooking time was about 20 minutes.
I added extra tomato paste, a couple of extra garlic cloves (crushed), a little extra curry, and I left out the oil. I did have to cook the water down to get a good sauce. Oh, yum yum. I'm addicted.
This was a deliciously different way to prepare green beans. I served the with Chicken Tikka and basmati rice and they complemented the meal well. Next time I think I will use hot madras curry powder or add some cayenne to the mixture for a little kick. Thank you Cardamom for sharing the recipe.
Turned out superb with Madras curry powder!
These are great string beans. I have made these often - most recently for my DH's family - and my picky sister-in-law just called me for the recipe! I usually add a pinch more sugar than called for, personal preference. Thank you for a great recipe!
We really enjoyed these beans. It sounds a little unusual, but the balance of flavors is very nice. I used Madras curry powder which gave it nice depth and a little spice and the beans were very tender with a mellow curry flavor and slight tang from the tomato. We will definitely make this again.
We truly enjoyed these beans. They were delicious and different. I only ad 1 Tablespoon of tomato paste left so I added 1 chipolte pepper & a little sauce! WOW! We love hot stuff but they are not for the faint of heart. DH says this one is a keeper!
I make string beans a lot! They are an easy side dish, and almost every one likes them. So I started making Joni's string beans thinking this would just be another variation. Wrong! This recipe is a completely different world from your run-of-the-mill string bean recipes! Between the tomato paste, curry powder and sugar (I used brown sugar), this is a wonderful taste sensation. I strongly recommend that if you tired of your usually string bean recipe, whether it's smothered in condensed mushroom soup or perfumed with lots of garlic and almonds, this recipe is definitely worth a try. We also had couscous as a side dish and it mopped up the sauce wonderfully! Joni, kol hakavod!