Green Beans Stir Fry

This is a Karnataka style green beans preparation. It can be a part of thali but can be eaten along with saar or rasam and rice. This recipe gets done in a jiffy and tastes crunchy, crisp along with a great flavor of the spices used. The beans must be chopped fine for the recipe and that’s what makes it special I guess. Chopping is an art and every recipe or preparation demands that the vegetables or ingredients used must be chopped in a particular way to get the most out of it. 

Talking about thali or the variety of food served on a platter this preparation of beans makes an appearance often. Traditionally it is made with plenty of coconut gratings, feel free to add more if you prefer.  Make sure to cook the beans uncovered as it retains the bright green color and looks gorgeous. 

Make this simple and healthy preparation and share it with your loved ones.



Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10-12 minutes

Total Time

20-25 minutes

  • 2 ½ cup beans 
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 whole red chilies
  • 2 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  •  1tsp mustard seeds
  •  1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  •  ⅛ tsp hing/ asafetida powder
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ -1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 4 tbsp grated coconut

Step 1
Chop green beans into very small pieces and keep aside.

Step 2
Heat oil in a pan and when it is hot add cumin, mustard, red chilies, dals. After mustard splutters add asafetida, turmeric, curry leaves and chopped green beans.

Step 3
Cook uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir and add salt and pepper powder.  

Step 4
Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes. Add grated coconut and mix well. Serve hot with rasam and rice.


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