Monday, 12 March 2012

Beans Vadhakkal | Beans Chilly Coconut Fry | Beans Thengai Kootu | Frendh Beans Stir Fry South Indian Style

Looking for a delicious side-dish using beans then here it is. Green Beans, like all legumes are rich in Protein, Vitamins A, C, K, Folate and are also a good source of fiber. These beans are also known as string beans or snap beans. Beans are often cooked as poriyal/side-dish using the same old ingredients. This recipe is a new try, which ended out delicious and perfect as a side-dish. I guarantee you its really good, try it out and you'll know. Beans chilly coconut fry goes well with Sambar rice or any Veg/Non-Veg gravy accompanied with rice! Addition of Coconut masala adds a new and rich flavor to the recipe Lets see how to make this recipe.

beans vadhakkal


Makes side dish for 2 people
Total Preparation Time - 15 minutes 
  1. Green Beans/String Beans/French Beans/Snap Beans - 150 grams
  2. Coconut pieces - 3 pieces (1 inch long pieces)
  3. Onion - 1 
  4. Cumin seeds/Jeera - 2 spoons
  5. Mustard seeds - 1/4 spoon
  6. Red Chillies - 3 0r 4
  7. Salt
  8. Refined oil/Any edible oil
beans chilli vadhakkal


  • Wash the beans well in water. Now snap off  the edges using hand and remove the strings on the sides of the bean pods. 
  • Cut it lengthwise into 2 inch long pieces.
  • Grind the following; (Do not add water, Rough coarse grinding will do!)
    • Coconut Pieces + Cumin seeds/Jeera (1 spoon) + Red chillies
  • To a pan add oil, after it heats up add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  • Then add chopped onions, saute until it becomes brown in color add beans and stir well. 
  • Add salt stir well, now add the prepared coconut mixture and saute well. 
  • Sprinkle little water and close the lid and stir occasionally. If left unnoticed for a long time it will burn at the bottom. 
  • The more you roast the more tastier it will be. 
  • After it gets cooked well (very well), remove from flame and serve. 

TIP 1: Selection of beans : Beans should be crisp and not soft. It must break easily when snapped at the ends of the bean pods. 

TIP 2: Store beans in a loose plastic bag, can be stored only for a few days in refrigerator as they dry and wear out soon.

beans chilli vadhakkal

Rich Bean chilly coconut fry is ready to eat. Goes well with Sambar and other Veg/Non-Veg gravy with hot rice. 

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