Frenchbeans Maharashtrian Style

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves:4
Rated 3 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 500 g - french beans, chopped into one-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp - Bengal Gram dal
  • 1 - onion, cut into thin slivers
  • 3 to 4 - fresh Red Chillies
  • 1inch piece - ginger, peeled
  • 3 to 4 flakes - garlic, peeled
  • 2 tbsp - coconut, grated
  • 2 stalks - Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp - coriander seeds, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp - Coriander seed powder
  • 1 tsp - black maharasthrian masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp - asafetida powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • salt to taste

How to Make Frenchbeans Maharashtrian Style

  • Soak bengal gram dal in water for 30 minutes.
  • Grind ginger, garlic, chilli and coconut to a paste, keep aside.
  • Dissolve all dry masala powders in 1/2 a cup of water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy saucepan.
  • Add seeds, asafetida, curry leaves and allow to splutter.
  • Add onions and stir fry for a minute.
  • Add ground paste and masala mixture and stir fry till oil separates.
  • Add french beans, dal, 1/2 a cup of water and cover it.
  • Simmer till cooked.
  • Dal should smash when pressure is applied, but do not overcook.
  • Add lemon juice and salt and allow excess water to evaporate.
  • Add chopped coriander.
  • Serve hot with puri or bhakri.