Friday 10 December 2010

French Beans - Goan Style

Tender french beans stir fried in simple spices to prepare crunchy spicy side dish.


240 grams / 8 oz  french beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon ajwain seeds
1 tablespoon vinegar  or lemon juice
1 clove garlic sliced thinly
1 tablespoon olive oil


1. Top and tail the beans, wash  and cut them into 2 in pieces (original recipe kept beans long)
2. In a pan add the oil , when hot add mustard seeds and wait for them to splutter, add the ajwain seeds and saute for 30 seconds to release flavour, next add garlic and saute.(Take care not to burn ajwain or garlic)
3. Add the beans and saute for 5 minutes.
4. Add the salt, turmeric, chilli powder and coriander powder and stir fry beans for 5 more minutes till beans are tender but still retaining the crunch.
5. Add the vinegar or lemon juice(I added lemon juice) and mix throughly.
6. Transfer to seving dish and serve as side dish with hot rotis.

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Flavours of Goa event by hosted by Denny of ohtastensee


  1. Love this crunchy n delicious side dish!

  2. love the way u made ur beans ,perfect balance of spices ...yummy

  3. Nice side dish with slight garlicky and tangy taste.

  4. What a lovely idea. I love it as a side dish, but I could have a whole bowl as a main and I would not complaint at all. ;)

  5. simple yet delicous dish...looks yum with those awesome flavours flowing in

  6. wow...yummy side dish...looks too good!

  7. French beans sides looks delicious. I like them. Regarding the smell of breadfruit, i don't think so.

  8. Dear Nayna..
    pleae pick up both the awards from my blog!..

  9. Plate full of beans is for soul :)

  10. Stir fried beans looks soo comforting Nayna...

  11. its interesting u have combines french beans with ajwain! looks yummy and healthy!

  12. looks awesome and delicious...

  13. Looks yummy i can finish the whole bowl as a snack itself... Yummy and crunchy.

  14. Beans stir fry looks absolutely fabulous..

  15. That looks really good! I could eat them all! Yum!

  16. Looks so yummy ... thanks for sending to my event ....

  17. Interesting, I'll have to give this a go when my beans are ready for harvesting.


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