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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.
  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)

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.

10 Serve hot.

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: 
South Indian
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
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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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 144 Calories from Fat 82

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g14.5%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 107.4 mg4.5%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.2%

Dietary Fiber 5.6 g22.6%

Sugars 2.4 g

Protein 3 g6.9%

Vitamin A 1.4% Vitamin C 0.89%

Calcium 0.9% Iron 3.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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