French beans Foogath

Exploring and trying out new recipes is part of my food journey. In continuation of my food journey, whenever I make a new dish or revamp a dish, it enriches my experience as a true food aficionado.

An experience is of no use if it is not shared with others. Hence today I am sharing one very nutritious dish that is French Beans foogath. The nutrients are well preserved in this slow cooked dish. You can serve it as a snack or as a side dish in your meal platter. See the recipe below.


  • Fresh French beans 200 gms
  • Freshly grated coconut 3 table spoon
  • Onion 1 small
  • Mustard and cumin seeds ½ tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder ½ tea spoon
  • Green chili 1
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 1 ½  table spoon
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves



First wash the French beans under the running water, pat dry and chop finely.

Chop onion and green chili.

In a wok heat the oil. Once the oil is heated, add mustard and cumin seeds and let them splutter.

Now add a pinch of asafetida, curry leaves, and chopped onion. Sauté till the onion is translucent.

Now add green chili and after a half minute, add chopped French beans.

Saute the French beans and now add turmeric powder.

Add salt to taste, mix it well with French beans and then cover the wok with a lid.

After 1 minute, open the lid and see if French beans are little soft. You can add little water as well in case beans are sticking to the bottom of the wok.

Now it’s the time to add freshly grated coconut and sauté again.

Keep checking the beans till they are done. Remember, the beans should not be over cooked. You should feel the crunch in every bite.

While serving, add fresh coriander leaves and just relish it.


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