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French Beans Foogath ~ Everyday Goan Cuisine

Everyday Goan Food!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Bachelor Recipes, Healthy Foods, Kid-Friendly, Side Dish
Cuisine: Goan, Indian
Servings: 4 People


  • 250 Grams French Beans washed, stringed and chopped
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Rai/mustard seeds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Hing/Asafoetida
  • 4-5 Curry leaves
  • 1 Dry Kashmiri chilli broken2-3 pieces
  • 1 green chilli slit and chopped2-3 pieces
  • 4-5 Tablespoons Coconut freshly grated
  • Salt to Taste


  • Heat the kadhai/wok add the oil.
  • Lower the flame and splutter the mustard seeds, add the hing, curry leaves, chillies. Stir once.
  • Add the French beans, salt, coconut. Mix well.
  • Cover with a lid that is filled with water. Cook covered on low flame till the steam escapes from the sides of the lid.
  • Switch off the gas and let the vegetable sit for 4-5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with chapatti, and or rice and daal.


  • In case your French beans are not tender add a tablespoon or 2 of hot water in the pan.
  • Keep an eye on the French beans they should cook just right and not become brown or even crisp. In case you are not sure remove the cover and stir in between. Add water if needed.