Beans Stew

I don’t have any idea why it is called stew. Aayi used to prepare this. I don’t know where this is originated. I read somewhere that stew has to include coconut milk, but it is not used in this dish. This dish is definitely better than the simple french beans side dish.

French beans (cut into long slits) 1 cup
Potato (cut into round slices) 1
Onion (cut into round slices) 1
Turmeric a pinch
Pepper powder 1 tea spn
Ginger (crushed) 2” piece
Garlic (crushed)   2-3 cloves
Oil 1 tea spn

Heat oil and add ginger, garlic, beans, potatoes and onions. Add little water and turmeric. Cover the lid and cook (alternatively the vegetables can be cooked in cooked and used for this recipe). When vegetables are almost done, add pepper powder and salt. Cook till completely done and water is absorbed. Serve hot with chapathi or rice.

Serves : 3
Preparation time : 30min

6 thoughts on “Beans Stew”

  1. Hi Shilpa,

    To this dish, add coconut milk in the end and also add slightly crushed curry leaves and coconut oil (or any oil if you do not use coconut oil.). Simmer it on a very low flame and the moment you feel its warm enough, shut off the gas. This is now Beans Ishtu. My bappamma and amma would make it mostly on weekends especially with Soi Polo and Vellappam. They also made Batatya Ishtu which has cloves and cinnamon. Though I do not remember turmeric in the dish.

    I enjoyed reading your recipes. I have a whole collection of my mom’s and mom-in-law’s recipe in a diary. But I can never make the dishes as tasty as they make it. I feel like going back to India forever.

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