Green beans, popularly known as french beans or just by theย  name of beans is a key ingredient in our cooking. It makes a good combo with other veggies such as carrot, peas, capsicum and potato and can be used in various dishes as gravies, pulav or snacks. But, have you tried this simple green bean stir fry? I am sure, many are not aware of this , do give a try and you will thank me.

Green bean stir fry is a healthy and easy alternative to quick cooking. It can be used as an accompaniment with chapati or rice. This is a south indian cooking.

Ingredients :

  • beans 1/2 kg
  • mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
  • asafoetida 1/4 tsp
  • green gram 1tsp
  • urad dal 1tsp
  • green chilly 4
  • curry leaves a few
  • coriander for garnishing
  • fresh coconut
  • oil 2tsp
  • salt to taste
green beans stirfry
green beans stirfry

Equipments : chopping board,knife, wok, spatula

Method :

Chop the beans finely . Wash it in cold water and keep aside. Take a wok, add the oil and heat on a low flame. Add mustard seeds, as it crackles add the bengal gram and urad dal, leave it for a while, then add the green chilly ,turmeric powder, asafoetida and curry leaves. Add the chopped green beans along with salt and sprinkle a little water. Allow to cook till tender. Add grated coconut and fresh coriander leaves to it. Green bean stir fry is ready to serve.

Note : I have not added fresh grated coconut, do add it, tastes good !


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