Curry, French beans

French beans fry

Today’s recipe is French beans fry. There is a vegetable called ” chikkudukaya” which most Telugu people know about. Even though it is sometimes available in Indian stores it is very expensive. So i think i found an alternative to this. I use canned french beans and Indian Lima beans to prepare this.

sumi's kitchen
sumi's kitchen


2 cans of french style green beans

1 1/2 cups of Indian Lima beans

1/2 onion cut into small pieces

7-8 small green chillies or use 3 long green chillies

3  cloves of garlic

1/4 tsp turmeric


1 tsp coconut powder

8-9 tbsp of oil

Sumi's kitchen
Sumi's kitchen


  • Grind the green chillies and garlic.
  • Heat the oil on the medium heat.
  • Add little bit of jeera and mustard seeds.
  • After they splutter,  add  onions.
  • Fry onion until it becomes translucent.
  • Add green chili and garlic paste.
  • Fry for about 1-2 mts.
  • Add turmeric.
  • Drain the water from the canned french beans and add the french beans and lima beans.
  • Fry for a minute or two and  add salt (canned french beans contains salt, so add salt carefully).
  • Keep the lid on. Fry them for 5 mts.
  • Take the lid, mix it once and add the coconut powder.
  • Simmer it for 15 mts.
  • Perfect for chapatis or vegetable puffs.This is my husband’s favourite. I hope u all will enjoy as much as he does.
  • Try it and leave ur comment.

♥ Aparna

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