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Green Beans With Shredded Coconut

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Try this South Indian style recipe for Green Beans with Shredded Coconut. It's hard to believe green beans can taste sooo good! This dish can be enjoyed with hot chapattis.
Ingredients
  Green beans 16 Ounce (Frozen French Style)
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Rai)
  Dry red chilies To Taste
  Hing 1 Pinch
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bengal gram 1 Tablespoon (Chana Dal)
  Split black gram 1 Tablespoon (Udad Dal)
  Salt To Taste
  Shredded coconut 1 Tablespoon (Frozen Or Fresh)
Directions

MAKING
1 In a wok, heat oil on medium to high heat.
2 Add the mustard seeds and allow them to start spluttering.
3 Add Dry red chilies, asafoetida, turmeric powder, curry leaves, bengal gram daal, split black gram daal, preferably in that order.
4 Cook stirring constantly so that it does not burn.
5 Once the bengal daal starts to turn golden, add the the green beans and stir well.
6 Cover the pan with a tight lid and let it cook covered, stirring occasionally.
7 Once the green beans are cooked, add salt and cook uncovered.
8 Allow the green beans to dry out and remove from the heat.
9 Add the fresh shredded coconut and mix well.

SERVING
10 Serve hot.

TIPS
Do not add any water; the frozen beans have enough moisture.
While cooking covered, every time you open for stirring let the moisture from the lid back into the wok, so it cooks in its own water.
Shredded Coconut (frozen) is readily available at any Indian Store, if you do not have access to any, make the dish without it and its just as good.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Savory
Course: 
Stir Fried
Taste: 
Dry Curry
Method: 
Vegan
Dish: 
Bean
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Today, there is a low calorie, savory and healthy dish for health freaks. Chefs show us the easiest way to make this dish and remain healthy. Its Green beans with shredded coconut, a healthy side dish from South Indian Cuisine. When French beans are available in plenty, this dish can be a good variation to keep the taste buds happy with something new.

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4 Comments

Ganesh.Dutta's picture
once more healthy recipe on the way......
shantihhh's picture
Wonderful South Indian dish! Yum! Perfect for summer garden harvests.
kaycee's picture
Green beans, very healthy and great recipe
ormtrm's picture
I like green beans. Thanks for sharing this simple but nice recipe