In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Flavorsome Curry String Beans.

how to cook curry string beans 11Over the years I’ve grown very fond of vegetarian type dishes and if you recall, back in July of last year (wow it’s been almost a year) I shared a recipe for cooking French beans in coconut milk. Today we’re using the same beans (is there a difference between French and string beans?), except they’re called string beans in the Caribbean and we’ll be giving it that added “kick” of flavour with some madras curry powder. In case you’re wondering, YES there is a difference in the curry you get in the Caribbean as compared to the ones from India.

There are 2 things you can add to this dish to make a bit different. 1 You can add some coconut milk to it instead of the water mentioned in the ingredients list. 2. By adding some shredded pieces of salted cod (dry) it gives the dish another level of flavour. But trust-me, the recipe below will amaze you and anyone you share it with.

You’ll Need…

1 lb string beans (French beans)
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/4 hot pepper (habanero, scotch bonnet or any of your faves)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 onion sliced
4 gloves garlic grated or crushed
3 tablespoon water to mix the curry
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 cup water

* My choice for curry powder has always been the “Raja Jahan Special Madras Curry” which you can easily get at any Caribbean food store if you live outside Trinidad and Tobago or online at

Start by washing the beans and allow to drain. The next step is to remove both ends (stems) and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces. For faster cooking time I usually then slice these 1 1/2 inch pieces down the middle (see pic below) using a pairing knife. But you don’t have to do this step if you don’t feel like it.

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In a saucepan put the oil to heat on medium heat and add 1/2 of the onion and allow to cook for a couple minutes. Then take the curry powder and put it in a bowl with the 3 tablespoon of water (mix around). Then pour that into the pan and stir. Allow that to cook for a minute, then add the rest of the sliced onion, grate the garlic into the pan (or crush) and add the slice of hot pepper. Cook that for a few minutes until most of the liquid dries off, then add the sliced beans and stir around.

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Stir thoroughly, add the salt and cook for a few minutes before adding the 3/4 cup of water. Once you add the water, turn down the heat to low, cover and cook for about 20 minutes. Stir about3-4 times during the cooking process.

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The finished dish will not be as brilliant green as when you first started and please try to burn off all the liquid that we added. This is great with roti (sada and buss up shut) as well as rice and even breads. And there’s no reason why it can’t be a side dish at your next family dinner. Healthy and tasty, you just can’t beat this one.



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  1. Ralph Price
    January 15, 2020 / 7:27 am

    I’m eager to try out this recipe. It sounds really tasty. I love curried dishes. I’m glad that the electronic problems that you have been experiencing have been worked out and that you are back online. I really enjoy reading/using your recipes. You take me back down memory lane to the wonderful years that I lived in the Caribbean. As the saying goes, “You can take the boy out of the Caribbean but you can’t take the Caribbean out of the boy.”

  2. Gloria Baggett
    April 20, 2018 / 11:55 am

    Will have to try these. Look so easy to prepare and glad to get a new green bean recipe. Thanks and keep the recipes coming

  3. April 30, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Hi Chris, I am also a Taurus (12th) so feel this is my lucky month. I love your easy to follow recipes. I am not a big bean eater but my family is sure to enjoy. I love curry and coconut milk so may even give this recipe a go. Keep those recipes coming Chris! Sherry

  4. edmundm
    March 29, 2017 / 8:04 am

    Looks good. I will try it in several weeks

  5. Linda
    December 18, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    Hi Crhis,

    Could you post a print-friendly version of this recipe? Or do a video? Love your recipes.

  6. roslyn
    December 15, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    Thank you Cris for sending me all these great dishes. HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

  7. Paula Blunt
    September 15, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    Hey Chris, so glad to be on your mailing list. I love watching you cook! God Bless you!

  8. Pauline Allen
    June 18, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Thank’s Chris,
    I will be trying this recipe another one for me to pin.

  9. May 25, 2016 / 4:02 am

    Thank you I bought some and I didn’t know what to do with it, you save the day. Thank you.

  10. Sharmain
    May 10, 2016 / 10:26 am

    From another Taurus (May 9th), living in Denver, formerly Winnipeg, I enjoy your site and my American hubby loves! Have made a few things but particularly liked the Cassava Pone.

  11. Jan
    March 23, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    This sounds wonderful. I always need new ideas for when I share food with my vegetarian friends. Thanks, Kris.

  12. Lydia Tauwnaar
    November 24, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    Chris, I always watch your videos with interest and really enjoy the way you explain the recipes. I have learnt much from you (the curry mix with water etc.) and you have broadened my knowledge of the Caribbean kitchen. Thank you very much.

  13. maxine
    August 19, 2015 / 7:53 am

    I will try this delicious recipe i love curry thanks for the recipe.

  14. sally s ebeling
    May 10, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    I have added this recipe to the growing list of delicious recipes I am saving from Caribbean Pot. Thanks, Chris…

  15. Patick
    April 15, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Can’t wait to try this. Just planted a row of beans in my garden.

  16. Jannie
    November 6, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    Hi Chris,

    I love all of your recipes. I especially like how you recommend to mix the curry powder with water, before adding to the pot for this recipe.

    And I love your accent, too!

  17. Larry
    September 19, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    Hey Chris – where can I buy Raja Jahan Special Madrs Curry around here (Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville)

  18. Mr.Kashma Khan
    September 1, 2014 / 4:04 am

    “Those string beans in that pot look so great
    Ooooh I wish I had some on my dinner plate
    To taste ’em I feel I just cannot wait
    Sure they will be the best thing I ever ate”

  19. Winslowe
    May 6, 2014 / 4:29 am

    The beans came out perfect… Thxs

  20. Vida Rignault
    February 14, 2014 / 5:39 am

    Does this recipe work equally well for what we call “Bodi Beans” in Trinidad? Seems like the recipe I have used once or twice from the Goya coconut milk can contained a little salt beef too & it was delicious!!

    I just want to add that like you, I am compiling a receipe book of all his favourite foods that i fix to pass on to my son, who, by the way, is also a great cook!! He is especially fond of curries & Trinidadian dishes!!

  21. Emma Kent
    February 3, 2014 / 9:46 am

    That looks absolutely delicious! Especially as my man is going more vegetarian these days 🙂

  22. Susan Gosman
    January 14, 2014 / 12:13 am

    This looks delicious. Over brown rice it would be a delicious vegetarian meal. I think it will be dinner tomorrow.

  23. dayle
    July 20, 2013 / 10:40 am

    great recipes chris

  24. Lorna Marchan
    May 18, 2013 / 11:22 am

    Hi Chris

    I sometimes use coconut milk in this dish. It's always great to test your dishes and I've never found any thiat's bad – they are all great.


  25. Esther Moolchan
    March 22, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    Gonna try this tomorrow! <3

  26. Joy Roxborough
    February 20, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    This one's great, Chris. Would love some more healthy vegetarian! Ta.

  27. July 10, 2012 / 1:14 pm

    Hi Chris before I saw this recipe you posted for curry french beans, I was thinking about cooking curry bodi, what a coincidence!But I will add potato and pig tail to mines. Thanks.

  28. Toni Ali
    May 8, 2012 / 1:12 pm

    Thanks Chris.. i'll be making this for dinner tonight!

  29. Alf
    March 6, 2012 / 5:23 am

    I believe string beans have a string down one side which one has to remove, while french or green beans do not. We dont get string beans here anymore. I just plant stringless beans, dwarf or climbing. Thanks for the recipe and will give it a go some day.

  30. Gustavo Jimenez
    May 24, 2011 / 8:57 am

    Hello Chris, thank you very much for bringing us these delicious curry recipes, especially because they are the home of the Caribbean cooking, and the island of Trinidad where I lived and in which I have many good friends and memories/ Hola Chris, muchas gracias por traernos estas deliciosas recetas de curry, especialmente porque son de la cocina casera del Caribe, y de la isla de Trinidad en donde viví y en la cual tengo muchos buenos amigos y recuerdos.

  31. Pam
    February 4, 2011 / 7:37 am

    I just love this recipe. Sometimes I add a potato or two..Thanks Chris for all of
    your wonderful recipes

  32. Marc
    December 19, 2010 / 3:54 pm

    I live in St Thomas and your Caribbean recipes are as good as or often better than I have found in local restaurants. I especially like the step-by-step instructions and photos!

  33. sharon
    June 5, 2010 / 2:04 am

    hi chris how are you your curry string bean is the best i normaly cook curry bodi but my husband love your reciepe

  34. cheryl hopkis
    June 4, 2010 / 9:05 pm

    I'm looking for more than curry recepies. What cha got?

  35. Ella
    June 4, 2010 / 1:13 pm

    Looks interesting I will surely try out this recipe. And happy belated birthday.

  36. george menize
    June 4, 2010 / 12:08 pm

    Dear chris, Thought I,d give ya an up date. Having "Pastelle" for breakfast. The mangoes are falling like snow, and the bread-fruit are about half way there!!! Man I love the carribean!! Hope all is well with you. Peace, "G"

  37. June 4, 2010 / 6:14 am

    hi chris long time i did not comment, but keep the trini recipes flying great job as ususal and i would really like to win that knife bye for now.

  38. Bruce Adams
    June 4, 2010 / 7:25 am

    Chris I want to thank you for all you are doing and continue to do on here.Man I hope you are feeling better soon.I have tried your green pepper sauce for meats.Wow!!!.It really does work lol.Before you know it I will cook like a real trini.That will be my misson thanks to you.

  39. Alli Morris
    June 3, 2010 / 10:36 pm

    Thanks Chris, I can't wait to try some of these recipes. I don't usually cook but I am looking forward to some home cooking.
    Alli :O)

  40. Sharna
    June 3, 2010 / 3:13 pm

    Hi Chris –

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better. I made the curry string beans this weekend for a cookout. They turned out wonderful. I made 2lbs and just doubled the recipe (pretty much, a cook’s adjustment here and there). Well then a sad thing happened on delivery. I brought them in the house and went to put them on the breakfast bar and hit the pot on the bar and nearly all of them fell onto the floor:-(

    The little that were saved were tasted by all (small cookout) and stamped as excellent! I bought 2 more lbs on Monday and will be making them this week.

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe; I love this website!!!

    Peace and Blessings!

  41. Fernans
    June 3, 2010 / 7:57 pm

    Great site and very interesting and "yummy" recipes

  42. June 3, 2010 / 6:51 pm

    Special thanks to everyone who participated in the contest by submitting your comments. They're all appreciated. I'm so sorry that I can only name one winner.. all names were placed in a bag and my foodie assistant "Tehya" picked Trishma as the winner! Congrats to Trishma, and thanks again to everyone who participated. Trishma if you can kindly contact me with your full mailing address I'll have the package out to you within the next couple days. Use the contact link (right side of the page) or click on


    If you'd like to get some good promo for your company or business we'd love to have you to sponsor our monthly contest. Please contact me with your interest.

  43. Leona
    May 30, 2010 / 3:47 pm

    Curry string bean recipe sounds great. Going to try this week. Love Barbados. Love the "Just Stop" in Dover and the food wagons for real homemade Bajan food

  44. Barbara Feeney
    May 28, 2010 / 10:48 am

    Hi Chris, Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes. A group of us from Nova Scotia visit Barbados each year and we love the reunion meals after we return home. The curried bean recipe is one I will contribute to our next "Caribbean pot luck".

  45. Ralph
    May 27, 2010 / 5:22 pm

    Thanks for some amazing and at times familar receipies. I am originally from St.Kitts, but live in the central Florida area where a lot of the caribbean items are scarce.
    I am excited evertime I see a post, to find out what you have new for us. Keep them coming.

  46. May 27, 2010 / 4:42 am

    hi chris, thanks for dropping by. this beans dish looks pretty amazing, I usually like to make french beans with potatoes, stirfried and spiced simply with chilly and turmeric. love to have it with rice and dal.

  47. leisha
    May 26, 2010 / 9:31 pm

    Hi Chris I really love string beans, but I’v never did it curry style before.I’ll definitely give it try. Keep those recipes coming. Thanks Chris.

  48. Sue
    May 26, 2010 / 9:59 pm

    Im not a fan of curry but this recipe make me want to rethink it.

  49. Salisha
    May 26, 2010 / 9:41 pm

    Hi Chris,

    I recently signed up and I'm a Trini away from home. I look forward to receiving your recipes, trying out new ones and re-living the old.

    Keep it up – I really enjoy and have told my family and friends where to go if they want authentic Trini-style cooking and some with a twist. Love it.


  50. Monica
    May 26, 2010 / 6:53 pm

    Hello Chris Monica here,
    I wanted to say Thanks so much for all your recipes shared, my son enjoys the taste of the island( trini that is). The curried shripm mac/pie is his all time favorite!!! Now on to the roti!!

  51. May 26, 2010 / 10:42 am

    hi Chris,

    you have made a chef out of me, my husband enjoy my cooking, (because he is vegetarian) even more with recipes that make cooking so simple.
    the more recipes you send me it makes my family so much happier!


  52. Claudine
    May 26, 2010 / 1:57 pm

    Can't wait to try this one Chris! Thanks again for all your great work and inspiration! All the great advise has helped me improve in the kitchen, thanks to you and a little imagination!
    Merci encore! 🙂

  53. Susan
    May 26, 2010 / 12:46 pm

    Since I found this site, I have no trouble figuring out what to cook, it encourages me to be in the kitchen

  54. Ingrid
    May 26, 2010 / 4:59 am

    Great job, Chris! You continue to give so much to your fans. Thank you once again for your delightful recipes. The love that you have for cooking is, indeed, extended to your fans. Sincerest wishes!

  55. Sandra
    May 26, 2010 / 4:48 am

    Hi Chris, this curried beans dish is a really good 'talkari' for any type of roti. I just love any indian food. I usually buy the roti 'skins' and do my thing. Very nice especially when geera pork is a side dish!!!!

  56. Pauline Warren
    May 26, 2010 / 2:14 am

    Hi Chris,i think the recipies are intresting and worth trying,i personaly never here of Curry String Beans

    this is a must for me.

  57. Mona
    May 26, 2010 / 12:40 am

    Hi Chris,
    Your recipes always have me craving home cooked West Indian dishes, especially when I live in a city far removed from it! And considering I have not one decent knife (and they're all serrated), this would be make for a great start to getting back on track, lol.

    Thanks again for your website with the great helpful photos!
    From one Taurus to another 🙂

  58. May 26, 2010 / 12:29 am

    Hi Chris, this a fantastic recipe. My wife loves steamed green beans but, after trying this recipe, she got hooked. We have had curried string beans for dinner twice since then.

  59. John
    May 26, 2010 / 12:21 am

    This is a fantastic recipe, Chris. My wife loves steamed string beans but, after trying this recipe, she got hooked. We have had curried string beans twice since then.

  60. sharon
    May 25, 2010 / 11:57 pm

    hey chris i realy love your delicious foods i have tried some of them they came out great my husband love your web site

  61. Loretta Thorne
    May 25, 2010 / 5:40 pm

    Always looking forward to new recipes

  62. Cheryl Hopkins
    May 25, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    I tried the curry chicken for Sunday"s dinner along with the bok choi and white rice. IT WAS A HIT WITH 2 FAMILIES WHO DINED THAT DAY!!!!! It was my first time using curry without grilling and I loved every minute of it. I added fresh carrots and peas to the chicken for those who did not want the bok choi. But they where asking for seconds and thirds of everything. Glad I'm here. Will tell my friends.

  63. Denee
    May 25, 2010 / 4:22 pm

    Hey there,

    I am going meat free – didn't remember beans … curried is a great way to other wise spice up my colourless plate.

    Thanks mucho

  64. Jina
    May 25, 2010 / 3:36 pm

    Thanks, Chris for including me in all of those delicious recipes, i've tried your stew chicken, delicious
    but i'm sure yours is way better than delicious(melting delicious) like in your mouth. Awesome just keep it flowing, next i will try your string beans.


  65. Agathi
    May 25, 2010 / 3:16 pm

    Hello Chris, Thank you for your recipes.

  66. Angie
    May 25, 2010 / 3:00 pm

    This recipe sounds great. Always looking for new ways to spice up those veggies. Thanks much! 🙂

  67. Viviene
    May 25, 2010 / 2:33 pm

    Hi Chris, thanks for all the great recipes, I am from Jamaica but my mom did all the cooking back then . I came to Canada and taught my self mostly through trial and error and trying to remember how my mom did it…….I love yor recipes and use them alot.

  68. jezel joseph
    May 25, 2010 / 9:31 am

    Hi chris,I recently stumbled upon your site while searching for a buss up shot recipe and I must say it looked encouraging to try,an I did ,my guess loved it.shocking to myself that was my first try and I am proud.Thank you for your amazing recipes & photos can’t wait to try another one of your dishes.

  69. May 25, 2010 / 8:35 am

    Hi Chris, My Hubby and I charter our catamaran in the caribbean….based in Grenada at the moment. I just LOVE your recipes. When I sailed here 4 years ago I was lost @ the fresh market. Thanx to you and a few Caribbean cookbooks I am NOW a “Galley Goddess”<<<<so my husband says. Now I have to change my old menu on our site Thanx from GENESIS and all of my HaPpY Crew!

  70. Jay
    May 25, 2010 / 1:13 pm

    Thanks Chris for all the recipes I am constantly learning how to make the dishes I grew up eating. This is my favorite site.

  71. Ruth phillips
    May 25, 2010 / 12:26 pm

    Great recipe, I like bodi but will try it with string beans next!

  72. Rosemarie
    May 25, 2010 / 6:55 am

    Hi, I’m new to your blog and I have learned so much and plan on making a few of the recipes. I’m not a good cook but hopefully I will be a better cook with your help. Thanks.

  73. eddie
    May 25, 2010 / 11:54 am

    Hey Chris
    Just celebrated my birthday May 24.
    Good Curry recipe.

    Keep up de good wuk.


  74. May 25, 2010 / 11:13 am

    Hey Chris,

    I have to agree with you; Taurus is definitely the best best! I just had a birthday a couple of weeks ago. So, Happy birthday to you my friend!!! I absolutley love "CURRY" anything, so these green beans sound delicious! I will have to try this recipe out soon.

    Keep those great recipes coming! 🙂

    Take Care and God Bless…

  75. george menize
    May 25, 2010 / 11:12 am

    Hey chris, "G" here from PR allthough origanaly from FL. Spent yrs in jamaica, antigua, ST martee, ect… Great recipe. One thing I love to use in green beans is pearl onions. Not only do they taste great, they look grat against the green. Take care my freind and keep it up!! "G"

  76. Wendy John
    May 25, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Hey Chris

    I have been loving all of your recipes so far and i know u have many more good ones to come, so thanks a lot my family and i do enjoy them. Have a bless day.

  77. petr thomas
    May 25, 2010 / 5:40 am

    hiya Chris, thx for another super recipe I love french beans and how you cook them is great, never thought of doing them this way, but mmmmm yummy heheheh, thx again for fantastic caribbean recipes, always did like the food from that part of the globe.

    keep up the good recipes

  78. Megadon
    May 25, 2010 / 5:16 am

    Sweet dish and Sweet knife. Gonna cook that tomorrow and hope I win that knife too!!!

  79. Toni
    May 24, 2010 / 10:23 pm

    Hey Chris

    I see u have a cast iron pot in the pics for this recipe. Any ideas where I can find a good one and tips on how to maintain it. I want to cook like my elders 🙂


  80. Chiza
    May 24, 2010 / 9:40 pm

    Hi Chris,
    I always look forward to seeing your name come up in my inbox because I know it means another delicious recipe and this one like all the others has not disappointed! My family loved it and being boys, greens are not their favourite dish so I am always looking for ways to ‘dress up’ the veges and the addition of coconut milk did the trick!
    Thanks again. Love this site!

  81. Jim Starke
    May 25, 2010 / 2:21 am

    Hey Chris,
    Great stuff. Lived in PR for 20 years and love Caribbean food. When traveling I always veer into Caribbean Food stops. Jamaican and West Indian are my favs. Love it hot. Had my own hot sauce company in Vieques. Either grew or imported all my chiles. Not much hot in Puerto Rican cuisine. At least until we got there.

  82. Chantel
    May 24, 2010 / 7:56 pm

    Great recipe, cant wait to try this one! Thanks

  83. shanita
    May 24, 2010 / 7:49 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious I love string beans and curry. My kids will love this too.

  84. Vernesha Blackman
    May 24, 2010 / 6:31 pm

    I haven't tried this recipe yet but I have tried the curry chicken an ready to make the ultimate chicken stew…………….

  85. klassytrini
    May 24, 2010 / 6:31 pm

    I always refer to this blog for majority of recipie ideas. Oh and Chris, my husband belly thanks you!

  86. Papachunks
    May 24, 2010 / 6:23 pm

    Hey Chris – Thanks for this, my kids love srting beans and anything curry.

  87. Paula Mascoll
    May 24, 2010 / 6:03 pm

    This site is one of the best compliations of authentic caribbean cuisine I’ve found thus far on the web. Keep up the great work Chris!

  88. raj
    May 24, 2010 / 5:41 pm

    I really appreciate your efforts to document and amke available to everyone the traditional recipes used here in trinidad and tobago. Your replication as far as I am concerned appears to be very authentic . Reading your recipes and the following instructions reminded me of both my mother's and my grand mother's cooking.
    Keep up the good work and if I can contribute in any way I certainly will do so.
    Best regards.

  89. Sheila Pierre
    May 24, 2010 / 5:26 pm

    I love getting the recipies, and I have tried a few. Very good. I will definatly try the green bean one because I love green beans. Have a good day.

  90. Garner Stone
    May 24, 2010 / 5:25 pm

    I wll send you my oxtail recipie ASAP, also a delicious corn chowder to go with

  91. Kathy
    May 24, 2010 / 5:25 pm

    Hi Chris I'm a very busy working mother I do like your recipes. Do you have a recipe for homemade coconut drops? If you do I would love to get it my son and husband loves drops.

  92. sally
    May 24, 2010 / 5:13 pm

    ABSOLUTELY love all your recipes, have tried a few of the new ones, like the Stewed Pork and breadfruit dish and it was really tasty…fabulous. The curried string bean recipe featured today is exactly the way I cook it for my family using the Raja Jaha curry, which happens to be my favourite brand. Just wanted to let you know that I've recommended Caribbean Pot to all my friends not only on F/B, but personally as well. Keep up the good work, you're the best.

  93. May 24, 2010 / 10:07 pm

    ps….did you get my recipe for Corn Soup? Next time I'll take pictures 🙂

  94. lal ramesar
    May 24, 2010 / 5:04 pm

    great recipe.curry or fried.keepup the great work.

  95. May 24, 2010 / 10:02 pm

    This was a fantastic addition to holiday dishes…I've sent the link to all my friends to explore and learn to cook what they eat at my place.

  96. kathleen
    May 24, 2010 / 4:56 pm

    hey chris i have try this one an it came out the best curry i have ever made thanks

  97. Horacea
    May 24, 2010 / 4:37 pm

    Hi Chris, I got your message. I must say I love the way you explain and show pictures of every step to preparing a dish…I've personally invited few of my friends (those who don't know how to cook – and either to busy or ashamed to go learn how) I've tried your curry with the mustard my brother in law (who feel he's some big time cook) was skeptical but when he tasted it…it was the Bomb! So thanks for the messages on facebook…looking for to what's next.

  98. carolyne wallen
    May 24, 2010 / 4:37 pm

    love this Chris love curry very much doing it with beans make it more appreciative for me to eat. thanks again Chris.

  99. gerbear69_
    May 24, 2010 / 4:30 pm

    Nice easy recipe. so much good Trini food. I sure do miss it!

  100. Kimberly Dixon
    May 24, 2010 / 4:25 pm

    This looks like a great recipe, Im going to try it.. Thank you, have a great week.

  101. Sarafina
    May 24, 2010 / 4:20 pm

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for being such a great help in my kitchen. Keep up the good work.


  102. Gilda
    May 24, 2010 / 4:19 pm

    Hi Chris,

    I am definitely going to try the recipe for Curry String Beans. It looks so delicious–I will let you know how it turns out.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Tortola, BVI

  103. Sandra
    May 24, 2010 / 4:19 pm

    I love your website… I am from Guyana and most of your cooking is very similar to mine. Your description is very easy to follow even for the not so great cooks 🙂 Keep up the good work and I do forward your website to all my friends.

  104. rick
    May 24, 2010 / 4:06 pm

    thanks for the great idea for green beans i'll sure to try it

  105. Nalini
    May 24, 2010 / 4:05 pm

    I've tried many of your vegetarian recipes and this one's a keeper for sure. I also substituted the green beans with long beans or "bora" which came out quite nice as well. Thanks for the great recipes! 🙂

  106. leslieann
    May 24, 2010 / 3:52 pm

    i never liked string beans even if they were stewed but then i tried this curry recipe and i eat it with roti it tastes delicious and my husband loves my cooking so much.

  107. Luanne Chan
    May 24, 2010 / 3:50 pm

    Chris – thank you for the string bean recipe – it certainly reminds me of home!

  108. Christine Sidifall
    May 22, 2010 / 10:22 pm

    I love it and can't wait to try…..

  109. desisles
    May 22, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    thanks so much for these wonderful recipes………….at the end of it all no one can say that you are weak in the kitchen by following these step by step instruction and recipes

    Hearts off to Caribbean Pot for a job well done.

    God bless you Chris!

  110. Sweet D
    May 22, 2010 / 7:31 pm

    I love curry anything, and trying to make my husband a believer as well. I think I burned him out early in our relationship with cooking curry everything. Can't wait to try this though. I love green beans, and it it the only bean my man will eat as well… wish me luck!

  111. Diana
    May 22, 2010 / 5:26 pm

    I just found your site and love it. These beans look delish and will definately have to try them this way.

  112. Kimber
    May 22, 2010 / 11:27 am

    So difficult to find TRUE AUTHENTIC recipes from someone who truly loves to cook and eat!
    Thank you for posting them, and the photos make things so easy to follow.
    Hope you don't ever stop, and the contests are just the curry on the beans, so to speak!
    Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  113. Kazz1959
    May 22, 2010 / 11:16 am

    This is a great recipe for summer BBQ's teamed up with fish or other vegetarian dishes or all alone. I gave this dish to the kids to create and it came out beautifully. Thanks for posting it and keep up the fine work

  114. Natasha
    May 22, 2010 / 10:35 am

    Hi.. love this site…love that i can find recipes for dishes that grandma or mommy used to make but I never paid attention to what they did to make it =) Keep up the great work!!

  115. Ichelle
    May 21, 2010 / 2:32 pm

    hi everyone!
    yes bodi…i miss that. regular US beans just aren't the same. when i described them to a friend of mine from Thailand she said they sould like chinese long bean…. anybody to confirm?

    i think i will try this recipe tmorrow! oh and buss up shut i miss terribly! can't wait to try my hand at your post Chris..
    i think i'm a little too aggressive on dough, i can't ever seem to get the soft & fluffy results…any guidance?

  116. vern
    May 14, 2010 / 3:22 pm

    Hi Chris thanks for the recipes when i cant think of a menu i come straight to you, my dishes are great and the family always wonder whats next thanks to you.Keep up the good work .

  117. Tina
    May 11, 2010 / 9:13 pm

    Hi Chris, I really like your recipes. It gives me insight into what other Caribbean cuisine is like. I've had string beans as we call them in Jamaica but never like this. Will definitely give this a try.

  118. May 9, 2010 / 12:23 am

    This looks delicious. I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate coconut milk in my cooking. I'll definitely have to try this.

  119. Angela
    May 8, 2010 / 2:54 pm

    May IS the best son's birthday is on the 12th..Thanks for this dish..was looking for something quick today as I am busy cleaning..Adding some cod fish to this and some basmati rice on the side..voila!

  120. James Jarvis
    May 8, 2010 / 4:48 am

    I may be new to this group but am so glad I stumbled upon it. I have already tried some of your recipes to great success, and look forward to more. They bring back memories of when I lived in St. Lucia with my parents and siblings for three years in the mid-70s.

  121. J .Scott Seeley
    May 8, 2010 / 12:20 am

    Great stuff it comes at the right time. (opening a caribbean restaurant) Great flavours. Give me more!
    Thanks again!
    Chef Scotty

  122. Amoy Blair
    May 6, 2010 / 6:26 pm

    Hey Chris
    i have used ur recipies and they hav proven to be gud n i'm also gonna try this curry stringbean. Keep up the gud cooking and may the Lord continue to bless u.

  123. Vincent
    May 6, 2010 / 5:30 pm

    Hey Chris

    i really must applaud you on the recipes and the website generally – its by far the best that i have interacted with. the site is a wonderful showcase of things west indian/caribbean


  124. May 6, 2010 / 2:27 am

    Hey Chris,
    How are you? I love your site and all your wonerfull recipes.
    God Bless you and Keep up the Excellent Work

  125. Janice
    May 5, 2010 / 2:57 pm

    Hi Chris

    Curried Bodi hmmm but this is a good substitute. Can I suggest adding some potatoes as well? As always look forward to receiving and trying your recipes.

  126. camillamahabir
    May 5, 2010 / 1:59 pm

    hi chris, your recipes are wonderful when i don't know what to cook i come login to your site and there's always something to pick up on, i just love all of your recipe. thank you and god's blessings on your birthday.

  127. camillamahabir
    May 5, 2010 / 1:59 pm

    hi chris, your recipes are wonderful when i don't know what to cook i come login to your site and there's always something to pick up on, i just love all of your recipe. thank you and god's blessings on your birthday.

  128. Marcia
    May 5, 2010 / 12:28 pm

    Hi Chris, thanks for all the great recipirs. Most are familiar to me as I live in Trini but the methods are often different. Happy birthday from one Taurean to another and keep doing what you are doing

  129. Trishma
    May 5, 2010 / 12:03 pm

    Hey Chris this is your girl trishma. Just want to let you know i enjoy getting your receipes. I can't wait to see what new one you've posted. Hope you keep up the good work and keep sending those wonderful receipes to me. It's so nice to see a trini who is living abroad that hasn't forgotten where he comes from and has made such an amazing website.
    As you always say chris"HAPPY COOKING!"

  130. Trishma
    May 5, 2010 / 12:03 pm

    Hey Chris this is your girl trishma. Just want to let you know i enjoy getting your receipes. I can't wait to see what new one you've posted. Hope you keep up the good work and keep sending those wonderful receipes to me. It's so nice to see a trini who is living abroad that hasn't forgotten where he comes from and has made such an amazing website.
    As you always say chris"HAPPY COOKING!"

  131. Pamela
    May 4, 2010 / 11:10 pm

    Hey Chris, I am gonna add a few little potatoes for good measure. Thanks for the recipe.

  132. Jeff Clements
    May 4, 2010 / 9:25 pm

    Keep the great recipes coming.

  133. Joyce
    May 5, 2010 / 2:13 am

    Thanks for the great recipes I always love to try new recipes. They are great.
    Keep them coming.

  134. Nadia
    May 4, 2010 / 8:37 pm

    left a post before and do not see it! i said this reminds me of my moms curry bodi!!! yummm…will try this out since i have better access to green beans!

  135. donna
    May 4, 2010 / 8:09 pm

    hey Chris, you know if you fry some salt fish first then add garlic and onion and of course yuh pepper throw in yuh curry to (bunja)or you would say fry up then add your string beans to fry in the mixture and just continue to cook it like you did it taste so good,or you could also do it like my mother does it she cubes seasoned breast and same direction as the other receipe applies fry in oil with garlic, onion, pepper add curry etc.hope you enjoy it
    Donna Trinidad

  136. May 4, 2010 / 7:19 pm

    I love this time of year when all the fruits and vegetables are coming into season!! The string beans have been great here (Jamaica) and this is actually the exact same process I do with broad beans with the string beans.

  137. Chris Sidifall
    May 4, 2010 / 5:45 pm

    Hey Chris – I love string beans and would have never thought about hooking em up like this? Can't wait to give it a try.I'm gonna do the same with califlower, what ya think?

  138. Sue
    May 4, 2010 / 3:19 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes!

    • Victoria Watson
      June 5, 2010 / 9:23 pm

      Hi Chris,
      Were can I get your cook book?? Love your recipes,the curry chicken was fab..

  139. May 4, 2010 / 2:07 pm

    Hello Chris! I am so glad I came across your site in a search!! My husband is from Trinidad and I wanted to cook for him since the area we live in (Rhode Island) it's hard to find real Trini food. I have tried your stewed chicken and fry bake … which I have done with success! So thanks so much for your wonderful posts with excellent instructions and pictures … others I had found were not "teaching" me … whenever I try a new receipe and my husband goes back for seconds … I know it's a keeper, so thank you so much!!

  140. May 4, 2010 / 1:06 pm

    Your recipes are the greatest. The vegetables/meats/fish are
    never over cooked, always tender and the taste is delicious.
    Whether I receive a mail from ‘Caribbean Pot’ or not, my fingers
    automatically go to your web-site.
    Best of all, the step by step method you so patiently put together
    for us all, whether we like the kitchen or not, this is inspiring.
    God Bless,
    Keep up the good work
    ‘Happy Dishes’


  141. Krystle
    May 4, 2010 / 12:53 pm

    Hi Chris, I love the recipes you've been posting! They're all easy to follow and very practical! The website is also very interesting and informative.
    Keep up the the good work!


  142. Tamika Webster
    May 4, 2010 / 4:51 pm

    Hello Chris,

    My favorite recipe is the pepper sauce. Keep up the good work.

  143. Gina
    May 4, 2010 / 11:25 am

    Hey Chris…

    It's Gina here. We have someting in common; I'm a Taurus too! My birthday is this friday (May 7th).
    I would love to get that knife as a birthday present (hint hint) LOL :-).
    I do want to mention that I absolutely LOVE green beans and I will definitely be trying out this curry green bean dish. It sounds delicious! Everytime I think of green beans it reminds me of my sweet mama (God rest her soul); she would always have me snappin those beans on the porch, so she could make a big pot with red potatoes! Hmmmm!!! 🙂 Okay, let me stop it. I'm making myself hungry just talking about it… Anyway, thanks again for the recipe and have a blessed day!

    Oh, yeah… Have a Happy Birthday!!! 🙂

    "Cooking with Passion",


  144. george menize
    May 4, 2010 / 3:03 pm

    Dear chris, I,m origanaly from Fl but spent many years in antigua, ST marteen and puerto rico. Man I miss my goat water and oxe tail!! Oh yeah, spent a couple years in kingston too. Keep cooking my freind, its the universal way to make freinds!!! Peace ! "G"

  145. Nadia
    May 4, 2010 / 2:34 pm

    hey this seems just like the recipe for bodi….it tastes really good when my mom makes it and will def try this recipe since it is easier for me to get green beans!!!

  146. Danielle Benjamin
    May 4, 2010 / 9:15 am

    Hi Chris,
    It is so refreshing to get Caribbean recipes online. Thanks for the work that you do.

  147. anestine
    May 4, 2010 / 1:47 pm

    As an ardent fan of this site – the recipes brings tremendous help in the time of need. I love the recipe above but i gonna have some salt in it i.e. pickled pig tails or smoke bones or even some salt fish. I may even add some potatoes to lengthen the dish. Good work and have a nice day! 🙂

  148. Elaine
    May 4, 2010 / 1:18 pm

    Chris thanks a lot for this recipe, my husband loves string beans just steamed with a little salt, so I've never tried to cook it any other way, but this recipe looks great and I am going to try it very soon maybe in a day or two. Then I'll let you know what I think of it.

  149. May 4, 2010 / 1:15 pm

    I am not a great cook but I have been trying some of your recipes with great success.

  150. Cheryl
    May 4, 2010 / 7:47 am

    Hi Chris,
    Just wanted to say thank you greatly for the amazing recipes. I consider myself a seasoned cook, and still look to your recipes and anticipate your next installment when dinner time arrives. I’m especially thankful for the delicious vegetarian dishes (never know quite what ‘else’ to do with veggies to get my hubby to eat more). Well…now I do!
    Thank you~
    fyi, I’ll be cooking this curry string beans recipe for the children for lunch (a little scotch bonnet is good for preschoolers…gotta start them off on savory foods early~).

  151. Fernans
    May 4, 2010 / 12:13 pm

    Just love this site…i have followed many of the listed recipes and all have come out very very good….thanks for sharing

  152. Russel
    May 4, 2010 / 11:43 am

    Hi Chris, I always cook this at home but I use salted pig's tail instead try it.

  153. Sherry Voss
    May 4, 2010 / 10:45 am

    Hello Chris,I am a top of the stove person,and decided to try making a coconut sweetbread from a recipe
    I got from your site, and I now feel like a baker it came out great.
    Thank you Chris.

  154. waheeda Ghanny
    May 4, 2010 / 2:21 am

    hey chris, that was one wonderful recipe. thanks for sharing it with us. i tried it and it reminded me of my mom's cooking. But she didnt put coconut milk in it. anyway just wanted to say although i am miles away from home, i can come to your website and get some yummy recipes that would remind me of the days when i was younger and the good food i use to eat. thanks again! Hope you continue to surprise us with those recipes!!!. Good luck with everything.

  155. May 4, 2010 / 6:57 am

    Thanks for all the great recipes, keep up the good work!!!!

  156. Niara
    May 4, 2010 / 6:27 am

    looks good, I love new ways to curry my veggies

  157. vanessa
    May 4, 2010 / 5:39 am

    Hey Chris , have tried several of your recipes and they have all come out well and enjoyed by all the family, keep up the good work, and greetings from downunder !!

  158. Yoyo
    May 4, 2010 / 3:01 am

    LOOKS yummy!!!

  159. adam ferreira
    May 4, 2010 / 2:53 am

    that looks great
    wish fresh string beans were in season where i live
    may is the best month, i'm a gemini though

  160. George
    May 4, 2010 / 2:51 am

    Hello Chris! This looks great – I think I will add a little chicken and make it the main dish!

  161. Kari
    May 4, 2010 / 2:31 am

    I am so glad I found this site…it's hard to find true Caribbean recipes and I can't wait to try yours.

  162. Hazel
    May 3, 2010 / 9:28 pm

    hi Chris,
    From a fellow Taurus: Thanks for the great recipes, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    • Ingrid Joachim
      September 17, 2012 / 6:48 pm

      a fellow Taurus, no wonder i like you so damn much…hehehe

  163. Farida Habib
    May 4, 2010 / 2:26 am

    great website! love the recipes

  164. sally
    May 4, 2010 / 2:19 am

    Thank you so much for the great recipes, I especially like your breadfruit and stewed pork oil down. This was the first time I even heard about this dish and I tell you, its the best. Everyone loved it and called for seconds….keep up the good work Chris, much appreciated.

  165. Kristi
    May 4, 2010 / 2:14 am


    Thanks again for another wonderful recipe. My son loves when I cook from your site.]

  166. dany
    May 4, 2010 / 2:06 am

    hey chris thank you so much for all of the great recipes my friends and family enjoy every one of them. sunday dinner looks and taste great thanks to you. keep me posted

  167. Denise Matthews
    May 4, 2010 / 1:58 am

    Okay. You make entering kind of difficult!

  168. Denise Matthews
    May 4, 2010 / 1:57 am

    My husband loves curried anything and since Bodi is not readily available, string beans would become my go to beans to replace my Bodi Curry!

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