French Beans Stir Fry
3-4 Servings ~ 10 Minutes
  • 250 grams French Beans
  • 1 Big Onion - Finely Chopped
  • 2-3 Green Chilli - Slit to half or pasted
  • 1 Tbsp Chana dal - OPTIONAL
  • ½ Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 3-4 Tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 2 Tbsp Finely chopped Fresh Coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tsp Oil

French Beans Stir Fry

This is a very simple to cook and tasty side dish or stir fry made in South India along with Sambar or Rasam.

I always remember how my mom ended up making about ½ kilo of this stir fry whenever she made Rasam with rice, as we all love eating it with rasam.

Here goes the recipe…


– Trim both the ends of the beans. Wash and finely chop the beans.
– Bring 1/2 cup water to boil in a pressure cooker.
– Add salt and the chopped french beans. Let the water come to boil again.
– Close lid and allow 1 whistle. Switch off the flame.
– Release the pressure by lifting the whistle with an wooden spatula. This allows the colour of the beans to remain intact.
– Remove lid and pour into a colander. DO NOT throw the water it can be used by adding into sambar or rasam. Keep drained beans aside.
– Heat oil in a shallow fry pan, add mustard seeds and allow spluttering.
– Add in the channa dal at this stage and stir fry till colour changes.
– Now add onion, green chillies and curry leaves and stir fry till onion is translucent.
– On low flame, add the cooked beans and grated coconut and mix well.
– Garnish with coriander and serve with plain white Rice and sambar or rasam.

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  3. This is a nice way of making french beans stir fry. I usually made it by cooking it in oil…not i have changed to cooking like mentioned in the recipe. Indeed there is not much difference in the taste and yes we are consuming lot less oil. Thanks a lot.

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  9. Never thought something like this could be made from french beans…made a trial at home, it was good..Have marked your site and cooking some spicy Indian food at home..Thanks and keep posting

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