French Beans Sabzi Recipe – Maharashtrian Style

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French beans are a favorite at my place. We just cannot get enough of it’s beautiful fresh flavor and crisp texture. I love coming up with newer recipes to prepare French beans. Be it veg biryani, or fried rice, French beans lend a very unique aroma to the dish and it sort of feels incomplete if you leave it out. Today I am sharing a fusion recipe. Beans poriyal is a South-Indian style sauteed french beans sabzi recipe (फ्रेंच बीन्स सब्ज़ी रेसिपी). It calls for scraped or grated fresh coconut. I have replaced the fresh coconut with ground roasted peanuts to make it more appealing for my family, who like peanuts better than coconut.

Peanuts add a Maharashtrian twist to this french beans ki sabzi. It’s just like beans poriyal but without coconut. The tempering ingredients are same too. French beans sabzi (फ्रेंच बीन्स सब्ज़ी) definitely goes well with roti, it tastes great with dal-rice. Now let’s see how to make this fusion green beans sabzi.

How to Make Maharashtrian Style French Beans Sabzi Recipe

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French beans sabzi recipe is a fusion between Maharashtrian and South-Indian cuisines. It's an easy and quick vegetarian recipe for rotis, with flavours of asafetida and roasted peanuts.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • French beans - 300 grams, chopped into 1 cm pieces
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
  • White urad dal - ½ tbsp
  • Whole dried red chilies - 2
  • Turmeric - ¼ tsp
  • Asafetida - ⅛ tsp
  • Onions - 3 medium, finely chopped
  • Curry leaves - 8 to 10 leaves
  • Green chilies - 2, chopped
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Roasted & ground peanuts - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add in the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Then add asafoetida and let it sizzle.
  2. Toss in the white urad dal and saute it on low heat until it turns golden.
  3. Add the whole dried red chilies and curry leaves and saute until fragrant.
  4. Add the onions and saute until they turn pink.
  5. Add the french beans, salt, and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  6. Cover the pan with a shallow lid and pour ½ cup water on the lid.
  7. Cook the french beans until they are tender but still have a crunch.
  8. Uncover the pan. If there us any excess moisture, dry it up by turning the heat up.
  9. Add the ground roasted peanuts. Mix well.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  11. Maharashtrian style French beans sabzi recipe is ready. Serve hot with rotis or dal rice. Enjoy!

 

Maharashtrian Style French Beans Sabzi Recipe with Step by Step Pictures Below


Step 1

Gather the ingredients for making green beans sabzi.

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Step 2

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add in 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and let them splutter. Then add 1/8 tsp asafoetida and let it sizzle.

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Step 3

Toss in 1/2 tbsp white urad dal and saute it on low heat until it turns golden.

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Step 4

Add 2 whole dried red chilies and 8-10 curry leaves and saute until fragrant.

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Step 5

Add 3 medium onions finely chopped onions and saute until they turn pink.

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Step 6

Add 300 grams french beans that has been cut into 1 cm bits, 2 chopped green chilies, some salt, and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.

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Step 7

Mix well.

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Step 8

Cover the pan with a shallow lid and pour 1/2 cup water on the lid. Let the beans cook until they are tender. However, they should retain their crunch.

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Step 9

Uncover the pan. If there us any excess moisture, dry it up by turning the heat up.

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Step 10

Add 3-4 tbsp ground roasted peanuts. Mix well.

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Step 11

Garnish with 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves.

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Step 12

Maharashtrian style French beans sabzi recipe is ready. Serve hot with rotis or dal rice. Enjoy!

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    sunita verma
    January 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    thanks monica, this recipe is outstanding. groundnuts give it a very nutty flavour and good texture.

    • Reply
      Monica
      January 17, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks Sunita. Yes, I love that nutty fragrance from roasted groundnuts too 🙂

  • Reply
    Shreyas K
    February 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    nice..good presntation

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 22, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      Thanks.

  • Reply
    jaya narode
    March 27, 2018 at 10:51 am

    easy to follow steps and ideal for dabba. thanks for recipe

  • Reply
    Naren
    October 9, 2018 at 11:48 am

    What is the idea of water on pan?

    • Reply
      Monica
      October 9, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      Hello Naren. When you add water on the lid of the pan, the lid is comparatively cooler than the pan itself. The steam from the sabzi condenses into water on the inner side of the lid, and falls back into the pan. So the sabzi gets cooked without adding any water (or with less water) and the sabzi doesn’t burn. Also, the flavors come out better. I hope this helps. 🙂

      • Reply
        Naren
        October 9, 2018 at 4:16 pm

        Nice idea . Thanks !

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