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Frech cut beans fry

Monday, November 30, 2009

French cut beans are made by cutting the bean in half lengthwise. This thin strips of beans goes very well for salads, casseroles, Indian fry's , what not?? Everything.
French cut beans fry is one of regular dishes in my kitchen. Actually this is Vishnu's dish. He taught me how to make this fry. The taste of this crunch French cut beans fry is little bit similar to our tindora fry( dondakaya fry).

This fry can be cooked up to two consistencies. Those who want a juicy or little bit  raw taste, you  can half cook the beans. Those who want that authentic Indian taste u have to cook them until they are crunchy n fully cooked.
This crunchy French cut beans fry is made in jus 2 simple steps.. first boiled to perfection and then cooked until u get desired consistency. All u need to do is jus add tempering n sprinkle spices.

French cut green beans: 1 frozen packet
Oil: 1tbsp
Cumin seeds: 1tsp
Channa dal: 1tsp
Mustard seeds: 1tsp
Red chili: 2
Garlic cloves: 3-4, crushed
Red chili powder: 2tsp
Salt: to taste

1) In a microwave bowl, add frozen beans and 1 cup water. Cook for 10 mins on high, stirring in 5 mins interval. Now cook for another 5-7 mins on 50% power. 
If u want to cook in a pan, then take water in a heavy sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Add beans n boil for 10-15 mins.
2) Strain them n keep aside.
3) Now heat oil n add red chili n channa dal. fry for 30 secs. Add cumin and mustard seeds, fry for 30 secs.
4) Stir in beans and cook for 10 mins on medium heat, covered.
Those who want half cooked fry, u can add salt n chili powder n fry for 3-4 mins, uncovered. Add Garlic n switch off.
5) Add a pinch of salt n stir well. Again cover n cook for another 10 mins, on medium-low heat.
6) Add chili powder n salt n cook for 3-4 mins, uncovered. Add crushed garlic n switch off

Enjoy this crunchy French style bean fry with steamed rice. 

Tip: If u want u can add coriander powder or garam  masala. At the end add coconut powder. it gives  very good taste.

This goes to my own event Vegetable Marathon-Beans


Priya December 1, 2009 at 6:23 AM  

I liked the way u have used the french cut beans... keep posting...looks very delicious

Silpa December 1, 2009 at 8:35 AM  

thanks for encouraging me priya

Suma Gandlur December 1, 2009 at 3:43 PM  

A nice variation I should say. I never tried frying beans but usually steam it and add coconut.

SE(Denufood) December 2, 2009 at 5:30 AM  

hi shilpa..came here through ECs blog..good to know about you..and wonderful space..

SE(Denufood) December 2, 2009 at 7:51 AM  

hey thanks for stopping by at my blog..

Silpa December 2, 2009 at 8:29 AM  

Thank you Suma. Yeah me too do the same thing n i cal it as half cooked beans fry. It is kind of juicy taste..

Silpa December 2, 2009 at 8:29 AM  

Thank you SE( Denu food)

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