Beans Pakodi Kura ~ French beans Fritters Stir fry

Beans Pakodi Kura

Another of Amma’s speciality dishes. Similar to Crispy Dondakaya (Ivy Gourd/Tindora), that was appreciated by many of you dear readers, but with a slight variation. Makes for a very good side with rice and rasam or sambar. The beans pakodi are delicious on their own, but when tossed in the curry leaves infused seasoning, intensifies the flavor making it addictive. I added a dash of coriander powder towards the end for extra oomph. 🙂

Beans Pakodi Kura Recipe

Recipe Source: Amma

Prep: 30 mts

Serves: 4 persons



250 gms /1/4 kg French beans, cut into 1/2″ pieces

oil for deep frying

For coating/batter:

1 tbsp corn flour

2 tbsps besan/chick pea flour/sengapindi

1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste

salt to taste

1/4 tsp red chilli pwd


2-3 tsps oil

1/2 tsp finely minced ginger

3/4 tsp finely minced garlic

2 green chillis, finely chopped

2 sprigs fresh curry leaves

1 small onion, finely chopped

pinch of red chilli pwd

3/4 tsp coriander pwd

1 Wash french beans, nip the ends. Slice them into 1/2″ pieces.
2 Heat oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel. As the oil is heating, get the coating ready. In a vessel, add chopped french beans, corn flour, besan, salt, ginger garlic paste and chilli pwd. Sprinkle little water and combine well such that french beans are just coated, lightly. Very little water is required.
3 Once the oil is hot, reduce heat to medium high flame, slowly drop the batter coated french beans into the oil and deep fry to a golden shade. Remove onto absorbent paper.
4 Heat a vessel, drizzle some oil, add ginger and garlic and saute for a half a mt. Add the green chillis and curry leaves and fry for few secs till the aroma emanates the kitchen. Add the chopped onions and saute on high for 3-4 mts. Add chilli pwd and combine well. Add the crispy french beans and stir fry on high for a mt. Add coriander pwd and toss. Serve hot as a snack or a vepudu with rice and rasam/sambar.

French Beans Pakoda Stir Fry

Beans Pakodi Kura ~ French beans Fritters Stir fry

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  french beans


  • josh

    Wow…looks mouth watering. nice recipe shall try it soon.

  • జ్యోతి

    వావ్!! మంచి రెసిపీ ఇచ్చారు. రేపు తప్పకుండా చేయాల్సిందే. ఈ బీన్స్ తో ఎన్ని రకాలు చేయాలో తెలీక పిచ్చెక్కిపోయేది. ధాంక్స్..

  • Foodaddict

    What wonderful recipes!!!!…you are simply the best in the food blogging world…i must admit. Everyday i look forward to some new dishes and must say i have tried many of your recipes. Just a request could you possibly post some chat items if possible…they will make my day!
    Thanks v much

    • Sailu

      Your welcome. March will be the Chaat Special month and you can look forward to some popular Chaat recipes. 🙂

  • Deepa G Joshi

    the dish looks really delicious..

  • Aparna

    Nice recipe,crispy green beans are delicious.

  • Shruthi

    Sailu, Excellent Recipe. I do see some onions in the picture, but dont see any onions listed in the recipe procedure. Please advise.

    • Sailu

      Shruti, I have mentioned about onions in the procedure but forgot to add onions to the ingredient list. Just updated.

  • Sudha

    Sailu garu Beans recipe Adhurs!!
    I think this one we eat snack as well right?

    • Sailu

      Yes, Sudha garu, works great as a tea time snack.

  • Janaki

    Hi sailu… this recipe looks very good – just like all other recipes. I have a question though – dont we have to use any water while preparing the coating for the beans since they are all dry ingredients??

    • Sailu

      I have updated the recipe, Janaki. Just sprinkle very little water and combine such that the flours coat the bean.

  • Madhuri

    Very Nice recipe , My mouth watering just looking at the picture. Cant wait to try it out.

  • Shobana

    This is the first time, I have heard of cooking beans like this and it looks so very mouth watering. Imagine serving this on a cold evening with a cup of tea…the green beans make it healthy, thus reducing the guilt factor.

  • meeso

    I had to bookmark this one, it looks awesome!

  • puja

    Thanks 4 da wonderfull recipes sailu……it is an awesome dish!!U rock!!!..

  • Kanchan

    I always like fries anytime! This looks too enticing.

  • Raaga

    I steer clear of any deep frying 99% of the time. This may be the 1% 🙂

  • lucky

    Hi Sailu,

    This dish looks yummy. Gonna try this weekend. And I am even more excited to hear that you would be sharing your Chat recipes with us… Looking forward 🙂 🙂 🙂 for those chatpata chat items….

    Thank U

  • jayasree

    Deep frying beans is new to me. … The dish looks super delicious.

  • madhavi

    wow! chala bagundi reicpe sailugaru!tappakunda chesthamu.beans tho eppudu standard 2/3 varieties anthe.but this one is totally new and also I am very eagerly waiting for your chat recipes.

  • Anjali

    Hi Sailu garu,

    My sweetypie loves beans, any recipe with beans he loves…
    Sure will give it a try this weekend.
    Keep posting more recipes with beans.

  • Winter

    This recipe makes me nostalgic and reminds me of my childhood days Sailu. I remember my mom used to make a similar dish using just onion pakodi and it is called pakodi curry. Thanks for your amazing blog and sure it is helpful in everyway.

  • AshaLatha R K Prasad

    Never tried or heard so far…. Different & I bet should be tasty too….


  • Anuradha

    Dear Sailu,

    Just tried the recipe. It came out superb! It was devoured by everyone in a few minutes. Thanks for a good one.


  • Rachel

    Is there a reason you use Maida for the Dondakaya, but Besan for the beans?? Which should I use for this recipe with Bendakaya?

    BTW, I tried this recipe with cauliflower and it turned out even better than with the beans. 🙂

    I love your blog. Thank you for inspiring me to be a better cook.

    • Sailu

      Maida gives a crispness to the Dondakaya even after resting for a while (after deep fried) whereas the ones with besan become soggy after a while. For pakodi kura, we use besan. For bendakaya, I’d suggest you use besan.

  • Kalyani

    Sailu gaaru Beans Pakodi kura nenu ee roje try chesaanu….chaala baaga vachindi…and taste chala baavundhi….and migilina mee anni recipes kooda baavunnayi….thx for sharing…:)

  • Indira Sivadasan

    Great recipe Sailu. Its amazing how the modest beans could turn into a real treat. I baked the pakoris instead of deep frying them and that turned out great too.

  • Gheeshakar22

    I tried this recipe yesterday, hubby dear liked it 🙂
    It was a change in recipe with beans.Me too liked it . Thank you sailu.

  • Gheeshakar22

    I tried this recipe yesterday, hubby dear liked it 🙂
    It was a change in recipe with beans.Me too liked it . Thank you sailu.

  • Annie

    Very tasty..:)