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French Beans Onion

Stir Fried French Beans
(Beans Thoren)

Onion French Beans

French beans stir fried with onions and spices in a typical Kerala (a state of southern India) style.

Indian Vegetarian Recipes

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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: South Indian Vegetarian (Kerala)

4  cups chopped french beans
1  big onion(s) finely chopped
1  teaspoon(s) mustard seeds
4  green chillies finely chopped
1  teaspoon(s) ginger finely chopped
½  teaspoon(s) turmeric powder
2  tablespoon(s) water
2  tablespoon(s) oil
2  tablespoon(s) grated coconut
1  sprig curry leaves
1  teaspoon(s) lemon juice (optional)
salt to taste

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan on medium level and crackle the mustard seeds. Add the curry leaves, chopped green chillies and ginger. Fry lightly. Add the chopped onions and fry on medium level for about 2  minute(s).
  2. Mix in the french beans, turmeric and salt. Sprinkle the water and cook covered on low level for about 10  minutes or till the beans are cooked but firm. Mix in the grated coconut. Sprinkle the lemon juice before serving (optional).


  • Lemon juice may be added if a tangy taste is preferred.

Serve hot with: White rice and Split Red Gram Dal (Gujarati Tuvar Dal).

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