French beans have nothing french in it 😉 because it is a widely cultivated green bean or string bean in India. May be their beany ancestors came from Europe, though am not sure. 😛
Whatever it might have been in the past, presently it is Indian 😉 😛 It is cultivated in India as a third crop on a commercial scale.
The beans have multitude benefits regarding health, low calories and contain no saturated fats.
Since beans contain high amount of lectins, it has been reported that excess consumption may be harmful if consumed raw or under- cooked.
Presenting here is part of the Winter Platter 5 .
Here’s what I did…………..
200 gms – string beans
1 nos – thinly sliced medium sized onion
1 nos – thinly sliced tomato
1 pod – garlic (crushed)
1/2 ” – finely chopped ginger
1/4 tsp – red chili powder
2 tsp – oil
salt to taste
Cut the bean ends and string them. Break them into halves or cut them 1 1/2 ” to 2″ in length. Rinse them well.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the garlic. Once it turns golden add the onion and ginger and fry till onion softens. Add the beans and saute for a min.
Add the onion, chili powder and salt. Mix well. Lower the flame. Cover and cook till beans are tender, yet crunchy. Uncover and increase the flame. Toss the beans till remnant moisture dries up.
Happy cooking !! 🙂
Cheers !! 😀