French beans are the part of common beans, pulses and peas. You can make various recipes from french beans. They provide less starch and protein compare to other dried types of beans, but they consist high level of Vitamins A and C. In India we usually use a vibrant lime green color french beans which are semi starchy in nature, sweet and grassy flavors with a mild taste. French Beans can be prepared as a whole, can be eaten raw or can be lightly steamed or sauteed. You can also make various salads by adding other vegetables. We are going to tell you step by step procedure of making french beans ki sabji in tomato gravy.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2-3 persons
- 250 gms French beans (cut into tiny pieces)
- 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
- 6-8 green chillies finely chopped
- 5-6 tomatoes chopped
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 3-4 curry leaves (1/2) chopped
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp garam masala powder
- 1/4 tsp dry mango powder
- 1 tsp oil
- salt to taste
How to make French Beans ki Sabji:
- Keep all the ingredients ready well in advance.
- Heat a pressure cooker and add oil.
- When the oil starts heating then add cumin and mustard seeds, allow the seeds to crackle.
- Add curry leaves and saute well.
- Add green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and saute together with the seeds.
- Add chopped tomatoes and mix well.
- Add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and cover the cooker with a normal steel plate.
- Leave the tomatoes to cook in its own water for 4-5 minutes in all the spices on low flame.
- Uncover the pressure cooker and add little bit of water in the gravy.
- Add chopped French beans.
- Mix well and add coriander powder, garam masala powder and dry mango powder.
- Stir by slowly adding a glass of water.
- Cover the pressure cooker properly and bring it on full pressure over high heat.
- Wait for 3-4 whistles (it may take 5 minutes).
- After 3-4 whistles, uncover the pressure cooker and leave the sabji to become dry on medium high heat.
- Check out the softness of french beans and stir in between.
- Serve hot with Indian flat breads (rotis) or bread slices.
- If you are in a hurry and you don’t have time to cut the french beans tiny one, then you can cut them in large pieces, still the taste will be same.
- Do not add more water, this sabji should be enough dry to serve with roti’s.