French Beans Curry in Coconut Gravy
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Punjabi
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Serves: 3
French Beans Curry in Coconut Gravy - A delicious home made curry recipe of french beans in coconut based gravy.
  • Tomato puree: 1/2 cup
  • Onion puree: 1/3 cup
  • Coconut: 1/4 cup, grated
  • French beans: 2 cups, chopped
  • Ginger: 1/2 tsp, paste
  • Garlic: 1/2 tsp, paste
  • Bay leaf: 1 piece
  • Garam masala: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder: 1 tsp
  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Salt: 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  1. Rinse the french beans in water and chop them into 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Grate the fresh coconut using grater or food processor.
  3. Use the ready made tomato puree or make fresh puree of tomato in mixture grinder. Also puree the onion in the mixture grinder.
  4. Heat oil in a non-stick pan / kadhai and add cumin seeds and bay leaf.
  5. Once the cumin turns brown in color add onion puree / paste. Let the onion gets cooked until they turn golden in color.
  6. Add tomato puree and let the tomato gets cooked with onion for 2 to 3 minutes until the oil oozes out.
  7. Now add grated coconut in tomato onion puree and mix it well.
  8. Also add ginger and garlic paste and let it cook for a minute till the raw flavor of garlic is gone.
  9. Add Indian spices in currry now: throw in the red chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder and mix it well. Let the spices gets cooked for another minute. Season the gravy with salt according to your taste.
  10. Add the par boiled french beans in the curry now and mix it well.
  11. Pour 2 cups of water in the curry and mix it well. Close the lid of pan and let the french beans curry get cooked on medium flame for 5 to 8 minutes.
  12. Get the lid off the pan and cook the curry for another minute.
  13. The tasty french beans curry with coconut gravy is ready. Serve it hot with chappati / roti / paratha.
To maintain the color of french beans (green beans). Par boil the beans in hot water first and drain the water and pour cold water. This way french beans will stop getting cooked and maitain its color.

Instead of fresh coconut you can also add coconut milk. It will give similar flavour to this curry.
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