Tripura is one of the ‘Seven Sisters’ states of Northeast India. It is bordered by the country of Bangladesh on its north, west, south and south eastern side whereas the states of Assam and Mizoram are located in the east and shares a common boundary with Tripura. Tripura shares an international border of 856 kms with Bangladesh. The capital of the state is Agartala. Tripura was given the status of a separate state of the Indian Union on 21st, January 1972.
Kosoi Bwtwi / Green Beans Garlic CurryPreparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 30 ~ 40 minutesServes: 5Adapted from hereIngredients:1 lb / ½ kg green beans, cut into 1 ~ 2 inch pieces10 green chillies, splitted vertically2 medium size onion, chopped10 garlic pods, crushed1 tsp turmeric powderSalt to tastePreparation:1. Heat 6 cups of water in a sauce pan, When it starts to boil, add remaining ingredients except crashed garlic.2. Cook it in medium heat for 20 ~ 25 minutes till it become soft and not mushy.3. Lower the heat and add crushed garlic. Stir once and cover with lid. Continue to cook for another 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and serve as side dish with steamed rice. ( Traditionally, this dish is garnished with Khundrupui leaves, (Tripuri spices) or with banta leaves). I used minced cilantro..