Thursday, 3 February 2011

Beans Coconut Fry

This was one vegetable I always ate without a fuss. Not that I love beans, but I don't mind it. My favourite in India was the Beans – Carrot Fry. I should try making that soon.

I tried out this recipe about 4 years ago and used desiccated coconut. It was nice, but I never made it again and I had forgotten about it. Recently, I was watching something on TV when I saw this combination (I don't remember what I was watching). I had frozen coconut and cut beans in the freezer. So I thought I should give it another try.

This is my own recipe. Its extremely simple, so I am sure many of you know it. But I really didn’t take it from any one's blog / site (just to avoid copyright issues).

300 gms French Beans (cut into half inch pieces)
2 tbsp Grated Coconut (Fresh / Frozen (defrost it) / dessicated)
1 Onion – chopped
2 Dry Red Chillies Split
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
2 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 sprigs Curry Leaves
2 tbsp Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Chilli Powder
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to Taste

  1. Heat Oil in a pan. When hot, add the Dry Red Chillies and fry for a minute.
  2. Add Mustard Seeds. Once they splutter, add Jeera Seeds and let them crackle.
  3. Now add Curry Leaves and fry for a minute.
  4. Add Onion and fry till it browns.
  5. Now add the Garlic Paste and fry till the raw smell goes.
  6. Add the Turmeric Powder and Salt and mix well.
  7. Add the Beans and Grated Coconut, mix well and let it cook till the Beans are almost done.
  8. Add the Chilli Powder, mix well and cook till the Beans are done.
  9. Serve hot with Rice / Roti.

For the lovely green colour, this is going to Torview's Food palette series Green

This also goes to Sara's Corner's Healing Foods - Ginger and Garlic. Healing Foods was started by Siri of Cooking With Siri.


  1. thank you for linking this delicious stir fry we enjoy beans like this too and make this way other vegetables too
    your dish looks fabulous

  2. I think amma used to make this curry. Mouth watering stuff!!!! Reminds me of home :(.

  3. Thanks for the entry sweatha. Looks delicious.

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