Sri Lankan Green Bean Curry


  • 250g green beans
  • 1/2 tsp raw curry powder
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1 medium size tomato
  • 1 branches of curry leaves
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • salt to taste


  • Wash the beans and cut them in 1 inch long slices.
  • Cut the onion and tomato into small pieces.
  • Heat vegetable oil in the pot and fry the onion pieces, tomato pieces and curry leaves until light brown.
  • Add beans and leave it for 5 minutes on low fire while stirring.
  • Add the vegetable curry powder, black pepper, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Cook for 2 minutes on low fire.
  • Check regularly if it’s boiling and add a half cup of coconut milk as soon as it reaches the boiling point.
  • Cook for 5 minutes on low fire.
  • Taste to see if there’s enough salt, add more salt if necessary.

Better to eat with rice.


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