Beans fry

Today’s recipe is a simple and quick to prepare beans dish.

Beans fry

Time taken: 20 mins

Serves 4

fried beansIngredients:

  • Green beans – 1 cup, chopped
  • Garlic – 3 cloves, chopped
  • Onion – ½, chopped
  • Red chilli – 1
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Scraped coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Pepper – 1 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Low fat oil – 1 tbsp


  1. Clean the beans and chop it up into small pieces. Add some salt and keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add the chopped onion, garlic, red chilli, curry leaves and fennel seeds to the pan. Stir-fry for about 2 mins.
  3. Then, add the chopped and salted beans to the pan and fry for a few mins.
  4. Add ½ cup of water to the pan and continue cooking the beans on low heat.
  5. Once the water evaporates or dries up in 5 – 10 mins, add 2 tbsp scraped coconut, ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp pepper and mix well. Stir-fry for 2 mins and remove from stove.
  6. Serve with rice.

Recipe source: Raji Thillainathan.


4 thoughts on “Beans fry

  1. Thank you, Aruna and Ganga. By the way, Aruna, do you make something similar in Andhra Pradesh? I feel Sri Lankan Tamil cuisine has some similarity with Andhra cuisine and a bit of Kerala cuisine than with Tamil Nadu cuisine.

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