Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sweet and Spicy Green Beans!

So next in the line of healthy vegetables is another of miracle vegetable: GREEN BEANS, full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Its a great source of folate, fiber and vitamin K. Green beans are low in calories and great source of phyto-nutrients which is essentially plant nutrients which are essential for our well being.

Green Beans or hari phali!

One of the common sounds that is heard when these words are uttered, "Today in dinner its Green Beans vegetable" is "AAArghhhh, what else" or "Nooooo, I don't want to eat it". 

So here is a different version of making Green Beans, which is really tasty so that this simple looking miracle vegetable, easily available can become a regular feature on your dining table.

Time taken - Less than 15 minutes (quick and easy!)


Green Beans- 2 cups finely chopped 
1 medium sized onion- Finely chopped
1-2 Green chilly- Finely chopped
1 teaspoon mustard seeds (Rai)
A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
A pinch of turmeric (Haldi)
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon Dry Mango powder (Amchoor)
Half teaspoon Dhania powder (Dhania powder)
Half teaspoon Jaggery (Gud)
Half a cup of tamarind pulp water (Soak tamarind in one cup water, after 10 minutes, mash it and separate the pulp and water) (Imli ka paani)
2 teaspoon oil


Step 1: Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, and add the mustard seeds, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Once the mustard seeds start cracking, add the chopped onion and green chilly. Also add the dry mango powder and the coriander powder.

Step 2: Once the onion is sauteed, or turns slightly golden, add the chopped green beans and cook for about 3 minutes, turning it constantly.

Green Beans or Hari Phali

Step 3: Now add the tamarind water, salt and the jaggery. Mix well and let it cook for about 5-6 minutes covering the pan. 

Step 4: Check that the water should have evaporated. The tasty spicy and sweet Green Beans vegetable is ready!! You can also add potatoes to it or enjoy it just like that!! 

Enjoy it with hot rice or phulkas!! It tastes good, is really simple and there will be no "AArghhhh" heard when you mention it!

Spicy and Sweet Green Beans or hari phali recipe

Hope you enjoy it, do let me know your experience.

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