Tuesday

Green Beans Bhaji (Sauteed French/String Beans)

Chopped green beans sauted with tempered seasoning and garnished with grated coconut!


                                       Green Beans/ String Beans Sabzi/Bhaji
“If all the ingredients in two recipes are same, but the taste differs based on shape of the cut vegetables” this was what on of our teachers had mentioned in one of the English classes while in middle school. And I was quick to agree to it because whenever mom prepared bhaji with eggplant vertically sliced, I used to love it rather than having it diced or cubed. It seems funny though !. And same with the green beans too. It even goes to the extent that the seasoning changes with the way the vegetables are cut. So with green beans, I prefer using green chilies and mustard if I have finely cut beans or else I use tomato and red chili powder if I just break them in three four parts.
Ok so here is the green beans bhaji that I prepared yesterday and is a good side or to have it with chapati. Try this version of the beans and you’ll will enjoy this dish with a little seasoning that makes this vegetable a wonderful dish! I prefer having it little crunchy and therefore I just sauté it and not overcook as it will become soggy.


Ingredients:
3 cups green beans, chopped
1/2 cup onions, chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp green chilies, chopped
3 –4 curry leaves
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp grated coconut
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste


Preparation Method:

1. Heat oil in a pan or skillet
2.Add the mustard seeds, as they crackle, add onion, curry leaves, and green chilies and saute
3. Add the chopped beans and saute for couple of minutes.
4. Add in the turmeric, salt and fresh or frozen grated coconut and keep sautéing for 7 –10 minutes.(I like the beans to be crunchy in this type of recipe so I don’t prefer it cooking with lid covered)
5. Garnish with coconut and the serve as side or with chapati.
 Green Beans (3)

Preparation Time: 15 mins

22 comments:

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

So green & fresh...always love beans curry..made in this way..

prasu said...

love this beans is any for dear....we do the similare type with these deans.....i liked the clicks too.....keep rocking dear.

Sanjana said...

I totally agree with you when you say the way the food is cut affects the taste of the overall dish. I'm also really particular about the way something is cut in certain dishes... For example, I only ever half green beans and cut tofu in a flat rectangular shape for stir fries. It's really strange because I really don't know why I do it. Perhaps because I've eaten it somewhere and at some point in that certain way and it's just stuck in my mind that that's the way it SHOULD be. Lol, but of course it's all nonsense! :p

Anyways, I'll stop babbling now, lovely recipe. Green beans are one of my fave veggies and coconut is great in ANYTHING! :D Great job!

kothiyavunu said...

Oh wow!!! Nice pics..
beans looks so yummy and delicious!!
Love to gobble it up with some rice now dear..:)

SE(Denufood) said...

hey all, thanks for the wonderful comments.@sanjana..what you say may be true..i had even gone to the extent of making two eggplant vegetables with all same ingredients except the way they are cut...

Palidor said...

That looks delicious, and I don't usually like green beans! They squeak when you chew them and it drives me crazy! ;-) If they're cut up small like this, maybe they won't squeak?

SE(Denufood) said...

@palidor..may be you would need them to be cooked till soft with lid closed

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey nice and crunchy green bean vegetable.I like green bean vegetable.We make similar type here but we do not use onion.I will used onions next time and see,m sure it will make it more tasty.

Tina said...

Looks so fresh and easy.....

kitchen queen said...

Simple and delicious vegetable curry.

jeyashrisuresh said...

i too make in the same way but i dont add onions.looks very fresh and colourful.

Parita said...

I adore stir fried veggies and with some coconut its sure to be a winner :-)

Sushma Mallya said...

Simple & A nice one...love such easy & simple recipes and lovely clicks too

Priya said...

My all time favourite...gorgeous click..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Nicely cut beans... It enhances the GUI n taste :)

Joanne said...

How funny! This reminds me of how different shapes of pasta are served with different sauces. There is no real reason they should taste differently but we do it anyway.

I love the coconut on this! So delicious.

SE(Denufood) said...

@Siddhi & Jeya..Even I sometimes don't add onions, sometimes I do.

SE(Denufood) said...

@Sandhya... GUI for sure!!!taste will depend on individual..

Suparna said...

stir fries are a hit all the time :) the simpler the better :) lovely pics.The colour is so bright and beautiful.

DEESHA said...

this really is simple food at its best

Gulmohar said...

soo green...and yes the shape of cut veggies is very important..my granny always insist on this :-)

Spice said...

Totally with u, how u cut your veggies decides the spices for it....I never cook with coconut(that tells i'm from north india...ha..)but i think now is the time should try it sometime...

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