Sauteed Green Beans with Coconut (Indian Recipe)

Sauteed Green Beans with Coconut: green beans lightly sauteed with Indian spices and coconut.

Sauteed Green Beans with Coconut is a perfect side dish.

Sauteed-Green-Beans-with-Coconut-2 This ‘Sauteed Green Beans with Coconut’ is as easy as it gets and ready in 10 minutes.

I’m a huge fan of green vegetables and always in a look out for new recipes or different variations of the same.

This week farmers market were bustling with green leafy varieties along with beans (string beans, fava beans, white beans, you name it)

And we ended up buying lots of green beans as they go with almost any entree or cuisine….

just think about it, you can add them in French food/American/Asian/African….Right!

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So, I decided to make a very popular side dish from the southwest part of India, where they cook beans with coconut.

Now it’s upto you to add dry shredded coconut like I’m doing(which is milder in taste and does’t overpower the taste) or fresh coconut. 

Sauteed Green Beans with Coconut

Although, I’m adding a little bit of green chili (deseeded) to enhance the taste further.

If you want to make it a whole Indian meal, serve it with dal, rice/roti or go along with some sauteed pasta or toasted bread.

This recipe is very versatile and can be used in many different ways.

 


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Sauteed Green Beans with Coconut

green beans lightly sauteed with Indian spices and coconut.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Green Beans* - Thinly chopped
  • 4 Tbsp Shredded Coconut - Unsweetened
  • 1 Large Green Chili - Thinly chopped
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt - As per taste
  • 3 Tbsp Canola Oil

Instructions

  1. In a nonstick pan, heat canola oil for 1/2 minute and the add cumin.
  2. Stir it for another 1/2 minute as it splatters and roast a little in oil (leaving a sweet aroma).
  3. Now, add chopped green beans and sauté lightly.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium, cover the pan and let the beans cook for 5 minutes (sauté every 2 minutes).
  5. After 5 minutes, remove the cover, add green chili, salt, garam masala, coconut and sauté everything evenly.
  6. Cook uncovered on medium heat for another 2minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving dish.
  8. Sprinkle some more coconut on top and Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

4

Amount Per ServingCalories 202 Total Fat 14g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 9g Cholesterol 17mg Sodium 438mg Carbohydrates 13g Fiber 3g Sugar 5g Protein 8g

4 Replies to "Sauteed Green Beans with Coconut (Indian Recipe)"

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    Dini @ The Flavor Bender October 22, 2015 (4:06 pm)

    Molly you made me feel a little homesick! My grandmother used to make something similar to this for me when I was young and it was my favourite way to eat green beans! I’ll have to make this soon 🙂

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      Molly Kumar October 26, 2015 (8:28 pm)

      Aweeee Dini, I’m so glad it reminded of home cooked dishes. Its one of my fav homestyle veggie too 🙂

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    Abida October 3, 2015 (6:32 pm)

    Hi Molly, I have never heard of adding coconut to vegetables like this, sounds wonderful. I have included your recipe in my weekly round up of my favourite blogger recipes over here:

    http://www.theredlychee.com/the-weekly-round-up-3/

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      Molly Kumar October 4, 2015 (1:02 am)

      Thanks so much Abida, I’m so honored to be included in ‘The weekly Roundup’.

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