Quick and easy fresh green beans stir-fried with peanuts,coconut, and garlic. Crunchy green beans coated with crushed peanut,coconut and garlic make this a perfect side dish for your meal. If you are looking for a side dish for thanksgiving and want to be little adventurous with flavors then you gotta try this.
Green beans are regular at home. My husband is a big fan of this vegetable and he always make sure it is added to the cart during our weekly shopping. I usually do a stir fry with lots of onion or South Indian style thoran. Beans stir fry works best with hot steamed rice or phulkas.
Now coming to this peanut,coconut, and garlic masala, I use this masala as a base for my eggplant and ridge gourd curry. Roast the vegetables,towards the end add chopped tomato and the peanut powder. Cook for some more time the added water for desired consistency. You will get a creamy flavourful gravy and an interesting makeover to regular curries. I had learned this masala from one of my friends during my stay in Mysore. Coarsely ground roasted peanuts along with garlic and chili powder,then tossed in desiccated coconut. I just love this mix and can have it as it.
Considering the health benefit of green beans I like to cook till its just tender and cooked. The crunch and natural sweetness that comes from beans is just amazing. If you don’t like or allergic to peanuts you can certainly use almond or any other nuts of your choice (the flavour might vary depending on the nuts used).
Hope you will give this fairly simple recipe a try 🙂