Beans Vepudu – French beans stir fry

Beans Vepudu

The past few days were like hot summer. It drizzled this morning with the temperature cooling down quite a bit. I was sitting by the bedroom window after Nehal left for school, sipping hot ginger flavored tea, watching the flowers sway to the drizzle and listening to Bhim Sen Joshi’s classical music. Beautiful and rejuvenating! I sat there not wanting to move for a good half hour doing nothing but watch the drizzle. But trust the telephone not to ring and its back to the daily grind. ๐Ÿ™‚

On the kitchen front, its all about french beans and not hot pakodas or roasted corn cob (those monsoon food cravings!) French beans in my kitchen are used for Chinese cooking or an occasional vegetable pulao or upma. Though I like to cook beans in combination with potatoes or carrots for added flavor, today I decided on a beans stir fry with roasted ground nut powder.

French Beans

Beans Vepudu – French beans stir fry

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 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  french beans

 Ingredients

  •   1/4 kg french beans, stringed and chop into small pieces (par boil with salt and turmeric for 4-5 mts)
  •   1 onion finely chopped
  •   big pinch methi pwd (optional)
  •   1 - 1 1/2 tbsps roasted groundnut pwd
  •   salt to taste
  •   1/2 tbsp oil
  • For seasoning/poppu/tadka:

  •   1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  •   1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  •   1/2 tsp split gram dal
  •   2-3 dry red chillis, de-seed and tear
  •   10-12 curry leaves

Method for making Beans Vepudu – French beans stir fry

Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add mustards seeds and let them pop. Add the cumin seeds and split gram dal and once they turn slightly red, add fresh curry leaves, dry chillis and chopped onions and saute on medium heat for 5 mts or till the onions turn transparent.
Add the methi pwd and combine.
Add the par-boiled broad beans and combine. Sprinkle a 1-2 tbsps of water and place lid. Simmer for about 8-10 mts.
Adjust salt and stir fry the beans without lid on high flame for 3 mts, add the ground nut pwd and combine well. Turn off heat and serve with rice.

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17 thoughts on “Beans Vepudu – French beans stir fry

  1. hey nice recipe, wonder how groundnut powder and beans tastes together? i can make it as a side dish to rice, na..i am bored of normal beans poriyal..will try this one soon

  2. Sailu Garu,

    This recipe is very nice. As usual pictures are excellent. By the way, we are also originally from Vizag. Here in US we do not get fresh veggies, so I really envy you ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Never tried groundnuts with beans…seems very innovative
    Honestly speaking i dont like the french beans except in …as u stated…Chinese and pulav dishes.No matter how much i try,it never spices up as much as i wish .But this one sounds great so I must try !

  4. Hi Sailu ,
    I’m Punitha.
    Fried ground nut powder gives nice aroma and insists we eat some more.
    Tastes very good Sailu. Nice recipe.
    Thank you.

  5. Hi Sailu,

    The Vepudu came out really very well… YUMMY!! thank you…

    In addition to ground nut powder, I added putnala podi and little besan flour and it came out really very well

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