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French Beans Stir-Fry

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Usually we prepare French beans stir-fry with some spice powder or with green chillies and coconut, but this time it’s completely different. I have prepared this French Beans Stir-fry with Idly chilli Powder.

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It was delicious, but consumed little time that the usual one, not only it can be served as side dish for food. But also it can be served along with Steamed rice and a tsp of ghee / clarified butter. Let me the share the recipe…

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French Beans Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

  • French Beans – ½ kg
  • Idly chilli powder – 4 tbsp
  • Coconut Oil – 2 ½ tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Blackgram – 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Clean and remove the ends and finely chop the French beans into pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, split blackgram and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the finely chopped French beans and cook for few mins.
  • Sprinkle little water once they become dry, continue the same process.
  • Once the French beans turns it color to pale green in color, add half the amount of Idly chilli powder and continue cooking.
  • Check for the salt, as we have salt in Idly chilli powder.
  • Once it’s almost done, sprinkle the leftover Idly chilli powder and cook for another few mins, so that it becomes crispy and soft.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with steamed rice topped with a tsp of ghee or serve as side dish for lunch.

 

French Beans Stir-Fry / Beans Poriyal

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This french beans fry is a traditional one which I use to have very often from my childhood. This taste good and has too many health benefits. Let us move on to the recipe…

French Beans Stir-Fry / Beans Poriyal

French Beans Stir-Fry / Beans Poriyal

Ingredients:

  • French Beans – 250 gm
  • Onion – 1 no (medium sized)
  • Green chilies – 2 nos
  • Grated coconut – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tsp

Preparation:

  • Remove the thread along the sides and finely chop the french beans.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion and green chili.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, split blackgram and curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and green chilies. Cook till they turn transparent.
  • Add in the french beans followed by salt, turmeric and cumin powder. Cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in a cup of water, bring it to boil and cover with the lid.
  • Remove the lid when the french beans are cooked (turns to olive green color).
  • Add in the grated coconut and saute them for few mins, till the coconut gets blend with the beans and it becomes dry.

Serve hot with steamed rice and curry.

Carrot and French Beans Stir Fry

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Carrots and French beans when cooked together, looks colourful and also taste delicious. It goes out well as side dish for lunch with steamed rice and curries. It is one of the healthiest dish and takes few minutes to prepare.

Carrot and French Beans Stir-fry / Poriyal

Carrot and French Beans Stir-fry / Poriyal

Ingredients:

  • Carrot – 3 nos
  • French beans – 150 gm
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Split Blackgram – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a strand
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Rinse the carrots and French beans in water.
  • Finely chop the onions, carrots, green chillies and French beans.
  • Heat oil in kadai. Put mustard, black gram and curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Add the onions, green chillies and fry till they are transparent.
  • Add the carrots, little salt only for carrots and fry them for 5 mins.
  • Add the beans, cumin powder, salt and fry them till they turn colour.
  • Pour in a cup of water. Cover and cook.
  • When the veggie’s are cooked, add the grated coconut and fry them till they become dry.

Serve hot with Steamed rice and curries.