Bihari French Cut Green Bean Masala

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

Julie Sahni Classic Indian Cooking and many other cook books. Zaar World Tour 8 India. You can use frozen beans regular or French cut. Totally vegan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toast the almonds in the oil; remove.
  2. Add paprika, chili flakes, cumin, and coriander to the oil; cook.
  3. Add onion; cook until translucent, about 4 minutes.
  4. toss in garlic at last end with onions
  5. Toss in green beans and coat.
  6. Add coconut milk and lime juice; warm it.
  7. Plate; top with cilantro and almonds.
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WOW!!! These green beans are amazing! The instructions were a bit vague in terms of timing and left out one of the ingredients, so I added the garlic at the same time as the onion, only briefly fried the spices in the oil until they were fragrant, and cooked the beans until they were crisp-tender. Like I said, AMAZING! The spices were spot on and the dish had a nice spicy kick. It's not a beautiful dish, but the flavors more than make up for it! Made for ZWT8. Thanks for posting!

Jostlori August 18, 2012