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French Beans Recipe Cooking Techniques

Updated on June 10, 2010

Hey friends, I learned preparing French beans recipe in two styles from my wife especially for the month of June in order to present my recipe in this contest. Believe me both styles are unique and different and the taste is awesome. Thanks to my wife. I love her for the good food she makes for us.

French Beans Recipe Cooking Technique 1:

  • Cut the beans finely and some ginger, garlic, and onions also.
  • Heat refined oil in a pan and put in some asafetida (hing), mustard seeds, red chillies, curry leaves, little whole black gram and let it splutter.
  • Now add the chopped ginger, garlic, and onions and then the beans too.
  • Stir fry for 2 minuets and then put in the turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  • Then add some pepper powder and cover and cook.
  • It should not be overcooked and should be a bit crunchy in texture.
  • Now garnish with lots of scraped coconut and lime juice and serve hot.

Spicy french beans cooking technique
Spicy french beans cooking technique
Finely chopped French beans
Finely chopped French beans
Heat chopped onions, garlic, and ginger in pan.
Heat chopped onions, garlic, and ginger in pan.
Add all the spices and chopped French beans
Add all the spices and chopped French beans
Addition of turmeric powder will change color.
Addition of turmeric powder will change color.
Your spicy French beans recipe is ready.
Your spicy French beans recipe is ready.

French Beans Recipe Cooking Technique 2 with Garlic and Dried Spices

  • Chop the French beans into 1 cm pieces. Pressure cook for 1 whistle in some water.
  • Drain and keep aside. Heat some oil.
  • Add lots of garlic, some ginger, green chillies and dried spices, like corainder powder, jeera powder (cumin seed powder), amchoor (green mango into a fine powder), turmeric (haldi) and salt for taste.
  • Add the drained beans, and stir fry for a few minutes.
  • I usually slightly mash the beans. It is ready to eat.
  • We usually make this with thick chapattis made from rice flour.

For the rice flour chapattis, I take rice flour, add a bit of atta (wheat flour) to it together with salt and a bit of oil, and knead it with water to make a soft dough. Then I roll it out between two pieces of cloth and transfer to a hot tawa that is slightly greased. After turning over once, add a bit of oil or ghee and cook for a few minutes more on each side. These chapattis are a little thicker than normal chapattis and are very tasty too.

Another version of the above French beans recipe can be created by removing the amchoor and instead adding pureed tomatoes or tomato puree available in grocery stores. This gives a more "wet" recipe.

The art of cooking and culinary does not comes on your own. You need to work hard and practice each and every day to make awesome lip-smacking mouth-watering dishes. I know a lot of women in India who have acquired the art of cooking from their mothers but some have built this art and have become an expert in cooking by their own hard work and practice. My wife is one of those people who make excellent dishes. She is an expert in making vegetarian dishes like rajmah chawal and bitter melon dish and also non-vegetarian dishes like keema mutton and lemon chicken.

She has not joined any cooking communities or forums. She knows how to make the same veggies and non-veg dishes in so many different ways and she just loves making different styles of food. I will coming up with new and delicious recipes especially from my wife.


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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @liljen23, nifty, psychicdog, internetwriter, Veronica Allen, schoolgirlforreal, and braindrain, thank you so much friends for liking and appreciating this recipe made by my wife.

      I will write more recipes in the hubbalicious contest.

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      braindrain123 7 years ago

      great cooking tips! im digging into a lot of cooking tips from here since i do love to cook..thanks for sharing

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      schoolgirlforreal 7 years ago

      Wow! I'm not a fan of cooking but that looks good!

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      This sounds so good.

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      Internetwriter62 7 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

      The spicy French beans look very tasty, it is wonderful to be blessed with a wife that is an excellent cook. Very nice hub, with some really good vegetarian cuisine.

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      I agree, mmmmm.Thanks for a new recipe to try Soni

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      nifty@50 7 years ago

      Looks like something that I've got to try! Tell your wife Great job and hub!

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      liljen23 7 years ago from Shreveport,LA

      MMM, that looks good, thanks for the info..