Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Curry Fried Edamame with Tomatoes

Edamame are young soybeans. In Japanese texts they were mentioned for the first time in AD 1275 when the Bhuddist saint Nichiren Shounin sent a thank you note to a devotee who sent him edamame beans. Should you be interested in the history of edamame, there is a whole book (free download!) available from the SoyInfoCenter.

In Japan edamame (枝豆) refers mainly to the boiled and salted pods

but outside East Asia, the unripe beans are sold shelled and cooked in packets or cans.

I adjusted the 'curry fried edamame with tomatoes' recipe after a Japanese recipe (which I can't find anymore, it was probably taken from the cookpad site).

Curry Fried Edamame with Tomatoes


a piece of ginger (ca. 2-3 cm)
1 bunch of green onions, sliced
4 tomatoes, quartered (if large cut into 6 or even 8 pieces)
1 packet edamame beans
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon garam masala (next time I will use sweet curry)
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil for frying

What to do

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add cumin seeds and ginger until fragrant. Add the green onions

and fry until they become slightly tender.

Add the tomato pieces and sauté until they start to soften.

Add the strained edamame beans and heat through. Add the spices and season to taste.

Serve on toasted bread.

We had it for a yummy and quick brunch. And because it was really done so fast and yet very tasty I am sending this recipe to Vardhini's  'Dish it Out' - event.

The ingredients for November are soy and tomatoes. There are lots of delicious recipes posted for this event, so please check it out.

I am also sending it to Smita's The Healthy Cooking Challenge which this month is hosted by Kavi with the theme: Healthy Lunch.


  1. Hey! Thanks for the lovely comment! :)
    If possible, please go through the rules of Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge & link your post there. The event ends today. Thanks! :)
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

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  3. @Kavi: thanks for letting me know :) I just sent you the details, the link-thingy didn't work. At least my recipe doesn't show :(

  4. u actually have to refresh the page to see your link :)

  5. Does look really good and healthy to boot! I've had edamame beans but only frozen, I look forward to finding and trying them fresh one day :)

  6. @Kavi: that wasn't actually the problem; I copied a wrong link *blush*

    @Shaheen: frozen shelled ones work wonderfully here; but fresh ones ... I've never seen them in Europe before. A shame there are so many nice recipes out there. I once saw somebody just throwing them on the grill, whole. Barbecued edamame! Fantastic :)

  7. Great recipe! I like edamame but it's difficult to get them here...

  8. I love edamame .. we get the frozen ones here. Curry looks yummy and thx for linking to the event.

    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

  9. Thanks so much for linking your entry to my HCC event! :) Find your entry in the Roundup Part I , Part II or Part III

    Also, please do participate in my ongoing events:
    Jingle All The Way &
    Microwave Easy Cooking
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

  10. @Barbara: Danke! Glücklicherweise hat die mein Bio-Supermarkt seit Neuestem; aber frische hab ich in D auch noch nie gesehen :(

    @Vardhini: Thanks so much! Frozen one would work perfect in this dish. And thanks for hosting the Parath event *hehe*

    @Kavi: I was glad I had the chance to participate :) Thanks for hosting; there were so many lovely entries!
    I hope I can send an entry for one of your future events; I have to skip the microwave one, because I don't have one :)

  11. I'll be making this at the weekend with the last of the frozen edamame beans in my freezer, trying to empty it out for the NY.

  12. @Shaheen: damn nice version you made :) I will try fiery hot edamame, too!