French Beans Stir-fry

French Beans Stir Fry
French Beans Stir-fry

This recipe is a simple one that can be cooked with minimal preparations and is best served with roti or yogurt rice.


  1. French Beans (1 lb.)
  2. Onion (1 no.)
  3. Green Chilies (4-5 no.) *
  4. Mustard (1/2 tsp.)
  5. Urad Dal (1/2 tsp.)
  6. Channa Dal (1/2 tsp.)
  7. Coriander Powder (1/2 tsp.)
  8. Oil to cook
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Grated Coconut to garnish (1/2 tbsp.)


Chopping vegetables is and will always be one of the major hurdles in cooking. Given that this recipe uses French Beans as its main ingredient, it should not take a long time to chop it into 1/4 inch pieces. Also, chop the onion, green chilies and keep aside.  Now starts the cooking.

  1. In a kadai, add about 2 tbsp. of oil and allow it to warm up.
  2. Add mustard, urad dal, channa dal, finely chopped green chilies and stir till they become golden brown in color or the mustard begins to sputter.
  3. Now add the chopped onions and fry till onions turn golden.
  4. Add the cut french beans, coriander powder, salt to taste, 1/2 glass of water and cover the kadai.
  5. Occasionally stir to prevent the beans from getting burnt. It should be take 20 minutes for the french beans to be cooked.
  6. Finally, garnish with fresh grated coconut.

* The recipe is rated at medium spice level. If you like to make it spicy, then add 2-3 more green chilies.


Sprouted Green Gram Stirfry

Sprouted Green Gram Stir Fry.
Sprouted Green Gram Stir Fry.

After another long hiatus, I am back to posting new recipes. Starting from this month, I have decided to post at least one recipe a month.

The recipe posted today is an extremely health dish with high fiber and protein content. So, health conscious people, diet watchers, try this and you will be surprised how simple it is to cook.


  1. Green Moong dal (1 cup.)
  2. Onions (1 no.)
  3. Green Chilies (4-5 nos.)
  4. Cumin/Jeera (1 tsp.)
  5. Mustard Seeds (1 tsp.)
  6. Ginger Powder (1/4 tsp.)
  7. Garlic Powder (a pinch)
  8. Mango Powder/Amchoor Powder (1/2 tsp.)
  9. Oil (2 tbsp.)
  10. Salt to taste.


The preparation of the ingredients is also quite simple. Just remember to soak the green gram for sprouting at least 24 hours in advance. Sprouting process involves soaking the green gram in water submerging it completely. Also, a warm environment is preferable for speeding up the sprouting.

Now that you have the sprouted green gram ready, it shouldn’t take more than 15 – 20 minutes to have the dish ready to eat.

  1. In a frying pan, add oil and allow it to heat up.
  2. Now add the mustard seeds and cumin and wait for it to crackle.
  3. Add the chopped green chilies, onions and stir till onions turns golden brown.
  4. Add the ginger, garlic powder, amchoor powder and salt to taste and mix well.
  5. Finally,  add the sprouted green gram and a cup of water and continue stirring till the raw smell disappears. This might take another 5-10 minutes.

Sprouted Green gram stir fry is now ready to be served. It tastes best when eaten by itself or with roti.

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