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French Bean Foogath

Foogath is the term used for any vegetable dish made with coconut. The ingredients used are few, simple & mainly steamed in its own juices. 

Ingredients :

250 gms. fresh tender French Beans

1 med. Onion (peeled & finely chopped)

2 sprigs fresh Curry Leaves (Kadipatta)

2 fresh Green Chillies (finely minced)

¼ tsp. Mustard Seeds (optional)

½ cup fresh Coconut (grated/scraped)

3 tbsps. Vegetable Oil/Coconut Oil

A pinch of Sugar

Salt to taste

Method :

Wash the French Beans & drain thoroughly.

De-string the beans & French cut them.

Heat oil in a non-stick kadhai/wok/pan & add the mustard seeds.

When the seeds crackle, add the onions & green chillies.

Saute till soft & translucent.

Then add curry leaves, a pinch of sugar & beans.

Saute again for a minute.

Cover the kadhai with a lid which has a depression or a lid which can hold water.

Pour ¼ cup of water on the lid & let it cook on simmer.

Every 2 -3 minutes, remove the lid carefully & stir the beans & again cover with the lid. Cook to retain crunch & color. (Do not over cook).

Finally add the coconut & salt to taste.

Stir well & let it cook for another minute.

Serve hot with phulkas/rotis/rice.