Monday, March 8, 2010

Fansi nu Shaak/ French beans and Garlic Stir Fry

Back to routine food after a wonderful weekend and all eatouts, so I decided to prepare french beans, urad dal and chappati along with our favorite achaar for dinner tonight.

250 gms Fansi/French beans chopped into 1/2 inch length or whatever cut you like
150 gms / 1 large onion chopped length wise
3 tsp garlic paste
2 green chillies chopped roughly
1 inch piece of ginger grated
1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1/2 tsp mustard seeds/rai
1 tsp punjabi masala/ all spice mix
1/2 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
1/2 tsp red chili powder/lal mirch powder
salt to taste
pinch of asafoetida
2 tbs oil for tempering

Heat oil in heavy bottom pan/kadhai and add mustard and cumin, once they come to crackle add asafoetida and ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for 30 seconds and add in chopped onion, saute for one min and add in chopped fansi along with turmeric and salt.
Cover the pan and cook till veggies are nice, tender and almost cooked, at this point add red chili powder and all spice.
Mix well and turn off the heat.
Serve warm along with chappaties or rotis or enjoy it along with dal and rice.


  1. Hey good recipe...I used to make Aloo beans ki sabzi in a simple way now I shall try this one to have some variation...

  2. Before covering the pan how much water do we add...? I think thts the fine line between making this dish look like the way it's in the pic versus how it looked when I tried it... :) LOL

    so how much water?


    1. The key out here is to splash in just a bit of water.. say 1/4th to 1/2 cup water to the veggies OR avoid adding any water to the veggies but pour water on top of the lid which will help the veggies cook with its own steam. Just to be on safe side add around 3 tbs of water to the veggies and then cover it with the lid, pour 1 cup water on the lid. Hope this helps.

  3. Cool will try that next time. But the taste was very good. Thx...