Green Beans With Ginger (Beans Talasani)

green beans with ginger
I get many requests for day to day simple recipes. I avoid posting some of my favorite dishes thinking they are way too simple. I have to try and bring these comfort foods to the blog more often.

This is my aayi’s recipe. She is not finding time to post anything these days, so I thought of posting it. The ginger and onion give a great flavor. Please note, it is not the traditional Konkani Talaasani, but made like talaasani, so I mentioned the name. We usually don’t use mustard-curry leaves seasoning when we use onion in a dish. I have added both here as I like the curry leaf aroma. I make this atleast once a week and aayi tells me it is same in her kitchen.

The beans can be cooked separately and then added to onions or they can be directly added to onion and fried till cooked. I make it both ways and both come out really well. By second method, beans can be fried till they become slightly crispy, but it requires more oil.

2 cups green beans chopped
1/2 cup onions chopped
1 tea spn finely chopped ginger
1 tea spn chilli powder
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds + 4-5 curry leaves (optional)

Heat oil and add mustard seeds, when they start popping, add curry leaves(optional).
Add onions and ginger and fry till they are brownish.
Now add the beans (cooked separately or uncooked). If using uncooked beans, use more oil and fry the beans till beans are cooked.
Add salt, chilli powder. Mix and fry for few more minutes.
Serve hot.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 20mins

17 thoughts on “Green Beans With Ginger (Beans Talasani)”

  1. hey shilpa, thanks for bringing one of our favourite talasani’s to your blog. its a wonderful dish(s). Must say that my most favourite talasani is Potato talasani with Daali thoyi and sheeth.. yummy combo.. dont you agree??

    both my mom and wife add ginger (no onions) to the talasani usually for the upvaas food, but add a whole bunch of only garlic otherwise.. must give the ginger and onions combo a try..

    1. Usually, we don’t add onion, ginger to all talasanis, but this one is different :). It makes a big difference. Let me know when you try it.

  2. Hi,
    Try adding some milk while cooking beans, It changes the taste of beans a lot.

    I will try using ginger and onion.


  3. Talasani – we generally add a few crushed garlic pods in the oil and red chillies and vegetable – either beans or potato or tendle or gool(mangalorean brinjals)
    Will be YUMMY!!
    first time heard about ginger n onions in it… but sounds awesome combi… will give a try soon .. Thanks shilpa for all the wonderful recipes you post here… Am a very frequent visitor to your blog. 🙂

  4. Awesome recipe! Added some vegetable broth when I put in the beans, formed a nice sauce when it boiled down. Everyone loved it!

  5. Thank you for this post. Was tired of making elaborate recipes and wanted something simple to accompany the daal. It was a big hit at home.

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