French Beans Fry - Andhra Style#Alphabet Challenge

This is a tasty, which is every easy and delicious to make, is a delicious Andhra Style french beans cooked in mildly spiced masala called Pappula Podi. Healthy, hearty and flavorful Andhra style beans fry goes well with rice and sambar or with rotis. You can add a bit of fresh coconut as a final garnish.

250 Grams French Beans
Salt To Taste
1 Tablespoon Oil
2 Tablespoons Pappula Podi Masala
1 Tablespoon Fresh Coconut - grated
For The Pappula Podi Masala
2 Dry Red Chillies
¼ Teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 Tablespoon Dry coconut - grated
1 Tablespoon Split Roasted Gram /Phutane/Chutney Channa
2 Cloves Garlic
A pinch of Salt
For The Tempering
½ Teaspoon Mustard seeds
A Sprig Curry Leaves
2 Dry Red Chilies - de-seed and cut into two
2 Cloves Garlic - crushed (I used garlic)
¼ Teaspoon Asafoetida

To Make Pappula Podi Masala
Dry roast dry red chilies and cumin seeds for a minute. Add grated dry coconut and roast for half a minute. 
Cool and grind to a fine powder along with garlic, split roasted gram (phutane/chutney channa) and salt. 
Wash, stringed and chop the French beans into small pieces. Then boil it with salt, turmeric and water enough to cook the beans till done, ( make sure that there is at-least 3 tablespoons stock in the beans). 
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter, add curry leaves, crushed garlic clove and dry chillies and sauté for few seconds. Add the french beans, salt, pappula podi masala and mix well, then add the stock and place lid let it simmer for about 3 minutes. Turn off heat, add fresh grated coconut. Serve with rice and any curry of your choice. We had with simple dal and steamed rice and enjoyed this spicy French Bean fry.
Labels: Alphabet Challenge, Vegetarian, Healthy, Andhra Pradesh, Indian, Sabzi, Side Dish
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. What a great, flavorful way to enjoy green beans.

  2. Oooooh, spicy green beans! I could make a whole meal of these, Sneha!

  3. Wow, French beans with a spicy podi masala. Got to try this and enjoy it with some roti.

  4. Oh my! These green beans look amazing!

  5. This sounds absolutely delicious. I can't wait for summer to come to give this recipe a try with fresh green beans! - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen