Cooking With French Beans: 6 Delicious And Wholesome Recipes
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French beans have long been a popular vegetable in Indian cooking. These long bean pods with velvety skin have an earthy and sweet flavour that goes well with spices, and many other ingredients to make delicious dishes effortlessly.

As French beans are tender, they take a short amount of time to cook so it becomes a perfect vegetable to whip up nutritious dishes instantly. Just fry it lightly with oil chilli flakes and salt to make a refreshing side dish or cook a wholesome sabzi with a masala base to pair with leftover rice or roti. French beans can be anything you want.

Check out what you can make with French beans for a quick dinner meal and try them out in your kitchen.

1) French Beans Aloo Masala

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Stir fry french beans with aloo to create a satisfying sabzi for the night. Start by sauteing chopped bean pods and potatoes until they become crispy. Then add spices like chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder, amchur powder and garam masala powder. Combine it well and add salt to taste. Serve it hot and enjoy it with roti.

2) Stir-fried French Beans

When you're not so hungry but still craving a quick snack, these stir-fried French beans will be the best for you. All you have to do is chop off the ends of French beans and stir-fry them in some oil, along with chopped garlic and cumin seeds. Add some salt to taste and enjoy this crispy nutritious snack.

3) French Beans Thoran

Thoran is a South Indian recipe where coconut shreds and mustard seeds are the main flavouring ingredients. To create French beans thoran, chopped beans are stir-fried in oil with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped onion, curry leaves, and mild spices. Then after adding beans, grated coconut and salt are added. After stir-frying well and cooking on a low flame with a lid on, this dish is ready to be served with paratha or roti.

4) Mixed Veg Korma

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The mild flavour of French beans makes it blend well with other vegetables to create a mixed veg dish. To make mixed veg korma with French beans, create a dry masala mix by grinding roasted dry chilli, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. Then, add garlic cloves, onion, and ginger to the dry grind to make a thick paste. Use this paste as masala base in the pan and add tomato puree, crumbled paneer, cauliflower, carrots, green peas and French beans. Stir well and serve hot after cooking.

5) Gajar Fansi

Gajar fansi is a simple carrot French beans stir fry where carrots and chopped French beans are sauteed with chopped onions and spices. This simple recipe can be a filling for your pastries or sandwiches, or you can eat it with roti as well. You can also add some rice to the stir fry to make a delicious fried rice dish.

6) French Beans Toast

Stir-frying chopped French beans with onion-garlic-ginger paste and savoury spices create a delicious filling to top the toasted bread and serve as an appetiser or late-night snack. Adding some shredded cheese will enhance the flavours and make the snack sumptuous.