French Beans Sabzi

February 13, 2014

French beans are the part of common beans, pulses and peas. You can make various recipes from french beans. They provide less starch and protein compare to other dried types of beans, consist high level of Vitamins A and C. In India we usually use a vibrant lime green color french beans which are semi starchy in nature, sweet and grassy flavors with a mild taste. French Beans can be prepared as a whole, can be eaten raw or can be lightly steamed or sauteed.


French beans (chopped)             
250 gms 
Onion (chopped)                           
1 Large
Tomato                                            2 nos
Cumin seeds                                   1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds                                
1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida / hinge powder          
1/8 teaspoon 
Curry leaves                                    1 Sprig
Vindaloo Masala ( recipe here
1 tsp
2 Tablespoons
Salt to taste
Fresh grated coconut                   
2 Tablespoon

Keep all the ingredients ready well in advance.
Heat a pressure cooker and add oil.
When the oil starts heating then add cumin and mustard seeds, allow the seeds to crackle. Then add the asafoetida / hinge powder. Add curry leaves and saute well. Then add the chopped oinions and saute till transparent and just lightly pink. Add chopped tomatoes and mix well. Fry till the tomatoes are soft. Add vindaloo masala, French beans and salt . Fry this on high flame for 4 to 5 minutes, add the grated coconut stir it immediately add 3 tablespoons water only If your pressure cooker is a small one ( 2 Litre size) or add water sufficient for one whistle.
Cover the pressure cooker properly and bring it on full pressure over high flame.
Wait for 1 whistles (it may take 5 minutes). After 1 whistles switch off the flame.
Open the pressure cooker when it cools.
Serve hot with Indian flat breads (rotis) or bread slices.

If you are in a hurry and you don’t have time to cut the french beans finely, then you can cut them in large pieces, it will still taste the same.
Do not add more water should be enough dry to serve with roti’s.

Labels : Vegetables, Main course, Vegan, 
 French Bean
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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