Stir fried french beans

French beans have nothing french in it ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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. ๐Ÿ˜›

Whatever it might have been in the past, presently it is Indian ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› 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 .

clockwise : Stir fried french beans, Crispy potatoes, Natal plum pickle, Plain paranthas and Dal shedho

clockwise : Stir fried french beans, Crispy potatoes, Natal plum pickle, Plain paranthas and Dal shedho

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.

stir fried french beans


Happy cooking !! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers !! ๐Ÿ˜€




About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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  1. Pingback: Winter Platter 5 – Stir fried french beans, Crispy potatoes, Dal shedho, Plain parantha and natal plum pickle | acbistro

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