Boonchi Curry – Sri Lankan Green Bean Curry – Have you resolved to add more vegetables to your diet this year? This quick and easy curry will inspire you to get your daily veggies in!
A scenic 30 minute ferry ride from Manhattan and a short bus ride or 20 minute walk and you will find yourself in the Sri Lankan enclave of New York City. Restaurants and grocery stores for you to find every Sri Lankan food product to make your own Sri Lankan meals at home. Once the weather gets warmer, its a great way to spend a foodie focused afternoon. Check out this post to see what foods you might enjoy and encounter in Staten Island’s Sri Lankan enclave. (It’s a really old post so due excuse the poor quality of the photos. Looks like it’s time for me to update that post. Guess I’ll be taking the ferry soon.)
This easy curry was made easier by using store bought Sri Lankan Curry Powder. Sri Lankan Curry Powders are sold in different forms. You can either purchase raw or roasted curry powder. For this recipe, I used roasted curry powder. For those who live in NY, you can get this at Lanka Grocery or Kalustyans.
Online Resources for Sri Lankan Curry Powder
One of the major differences between Indian curries and Sri Lanka is the use of rampe, also known as pandan in other Southeast Asian countries. The unique flavor of pandan is added to many both savory and sweet dishes. It is also included in their curry powders.
IN THE MAKING
Serve with Turmeric Rice.