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Boonchi Curry - Sri Lankan Green Bean Curry
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Boonchi Curry – Sri Lankan Green Bean Curry

A delicious vegan curry made with green beans and coconut milk.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Sri Lankan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 255kcal


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 finely chopped green chiles
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • 1 thinly sliced onion
  • 1 lb. haricot verts or green beans
  • 5 teaspoons Sri Lankan curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 rampe/ pandan leaf
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • salt to taste


  • In a wok or deep skillet, heat oil.
  • Add garlic, ginger and chiles. Fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add curry leaves and onion.
  • Saute for 5 minutes, until the onions start to change color.
  • Add green beans, curry powder, turmeric and rampe. Stir fry for a few minutes.
  • Add ½ cup of water, cover and steam for 10 minutes.
  • Add coconut and cook for 5 minutes on high heat.
  • Add salt and stir to combine.
  • Turn off flame, cover and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • To serve, discard rampe leaves.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 783IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg
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