French Cut Beans with Besan

This is a recipe I learnt after I came here and it was a hit in my family right from day 1. Its very easy and quick to cook. With the quality and quantity of frozen vegetables we get here, this one is a winner. I always have a bag of french-cut beans in my freezer. Being already cut in the french-style is the time-saving part. Plus the fact that frozen foods cook faster.


Preparation Time: 15-20 min (much less if using frozen cut beans)
Cooking Time: 10 min
Serves: 4-5


1 bag French cut beans - about 4 cups cut beans
1/2 cup Besan / Gram flour, roasted
1-2 onion(s) sliced into thin 1" slices
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 -1 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp dhaniya/coriander powder
salt to taste
1 tblsp oil


  1. Saute onions in oil on medium heat till transluscent.
  2. Add turmeric, red chilli and dhaniya. Fry for 30-40 sec.
  3. Run the frozen beans thru water in a stainer to defrost them and remove any excess water from them. Add beans and salt. Fry on slow heat till fully cooked and the flavor of spices to get into the bean - about 4-5 min.
  4. Add roasted besan and fry for 1-2 min.
  5. Serve hot.

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