Green Beans and Coconut

I learnt this recipe from my friend. Its so quick and easy and has a very distinctive coconut flavor. It needs beans (obviously :)) and as cutting beans is very time consuming - so I always have a bag of cut, washed beans in my freezer. It also needs coconut - ideally fresh but may not be available always or quickly - so I use dry grated coconut from the store. You can decide to use fresh beans and fresh coconut.


Preparation Time: 10-12 min
Cooking Time: 10-12 min
Serves: 2-3


2 cups cut beans
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tsp rai / mustard seeds
8-9 curry leaves
1 tsp oil
salt to taste


  1. If using frozen beans, run it thru water in an stariner to remove any excess water. If using fresh beans, wash, cut, boil and cool beans till soft but not mashed.
  2. If using fresh coconut - grate it.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and stir fry curry leaves and beans till soft - about 4-5 min if using frozen beans. Remember that frozen cooks quicker.
  4. Add grated coconut and salt.

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