How to make French Bean Foogath -

A delicious South Indian french bean preparation cooked in microwave.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : French beans (फ्रेंच बीन्स), Fresh coconut (ताज़ा नारियल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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French Bean Foogath

French Bean Foogath Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for French Bean Foogath Recipe

  • French beans French beans 300 grams

  • Fresh coconut

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Onion chopped 1 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Soda bicarbonate a small pinch

  • Roasted peanuts crushed 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Coconut scraped 1/2 cup


Step 1

Take a microwave proof bowl.

Step 2

Pour oil into it, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies and mix well. Keep it in the microwave and cook on HIGH for two minutes.

Step 3

Add onion and mix well and cook in the microwave on HIGH for two minutes. Add beans and mix. Add salt and a pinch of soda bicarbonate and mix well. Add crushed peanuts, sprinkle a little water.

Step 4

Cook in the microwave on HIGH for four minutes. If the beans are not cooked, sprinkle a little more water and cook again on HIGH for two more minutes.

Step 5

Sprinkle lemon juice, garnish with coconut and serve hot.

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