Beans Stir-fry (Garlic Version)

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French Beans Stir-fry (Garlic version)

How long it takes: 15 Minutes

Number of servings : 4-5

French Beans is ubiquitous and used in side dishes, one pot meals and also combined with other vegetables in the preparation of curry, sambar, and the like. I have already put up beans upkari, bharith. Today I would like to put up this simple version of stir fry with garlic which is commonly made by Mangalorean Konkanis as a side dish for lunch. Here it is:

What you need to have:

1. Chopped French Beans – 3 Cups

2. Red chilli pieces – 20-25 (Byadgi chilli)

3. Dhania-Jeera powder – 3-4 Teaspoons

4. Garlic pods – 10-15

5. Fresh grated coconut – 2 Tablespoons

6. Cooking oil – 3-4 Teaspoons

Fresh tender French beans

Ingredients of Seasoning and Garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, and chop beans finely and keep it aside. Peel garlic pods, cut red chilli into pieces,grate coconut and keep aside as shown in image-2.

2. Place a skillet with 3-4 Teaspoons of cooking oil on medium flame. When hot, add peeled garlic from step-1 to it till it turns light brown. When garlic looks nearly well fried, add red chilli pieces too to it and fry for a while.

Seasoning in progress

3. Add chopped French beans from step-1; also add dhania-jeera powder and salt into the skillet.  Place water in a plate above the dish so that the beans cooks faster without loosing the oil content or nutrients.

French Beans being cooked with the seasoning

4. When done add fresh grated coconut and serve hot with rice and Rasam.  Yummmmmm

 Ready to serve Beans stir fry

A closer view of the dish

How long it takes: 15 Minutes

Number of servings : 4-5

Good to remember:

1. We need fresh and very tender beans for this dish.

2. Garlic pods can even be increased/decreased as per one’s taste.

3. The dish should not be highly spiced and hence use Byadgi chilli.

4. The reason to place water above the dish is to make the dish aromatic and also to preserve the nutrients and the oil content.

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2 thoughts on “Beans Stir-fry (Garlic Version)

    Priya said:
    January 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Super flavourful stirfry.

    French Bean Subzi « vegetarianfoodiefun said:
    April 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm

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