Nutty Green Beans

Nutty Green Beans
Nutty Green Beans

My kids love shenga chutney pitto, probably that is the only way they eat peanuts without a fuss. So I have been thinking to use similar combination with vegetables. I have seen my Marathi friends adding a peanut powder to raitas, green beans and some other vegetables. So I prepared this nutty green beans last week and it was received pretty well, the two year old was pretty excited to (atleast) try the green beans.
A complete thali with ambat(dal), rice, fish fry, buttermilk chilli, spiced buttermilk

A complete thali with ambat(dal), rice, fish fry, buttermilk chilli, spiced buttermilk

The roasted peanuts gave a nutty sweetish taste to otherwise spicy dish. The ginger gave a very good flavor to the beans. I am so used to adding potatoes to green beans, I feel potatoes pair really well with them. Today when I prepared the same dish, I added some chutney pitto to it instead of making the peanut-coconut powder. This was a good way to get some vegetables and also protein into the little tummies.

Dry roast peanuts and coconut and make a powder.
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Heat oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal followed by curry leaves, ginger, onion.
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Add green beans, potatoes and spices. When cooked, add the nut powder.
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Nutty Green Beans

Green beans and potatoes cooked till they are soft and flavored with peanuts and coconut to give a sweetish spicy taste.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 3 -4


  • 2 cups green beans use tender beans
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped potatoes
  • 2 tbl spns peanuts
  • 1 tbl spn dry coconut
  • 1 tea spn grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tea spn red chilli powder
  • A pinch turmeric
  • 1/2 tea spn coriander powder
  • 1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tea spn urad dal
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • Oil
  • Salt


  • Dry roast peanut till they are brownish and then add dry coconut(or dessicated coconut).
  • Roast till coconut is brownish.
  • Grind them to a coarse powder and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil and add mustard seeds.
  • When they start popping, add urad dal.
  • Fry for a min and then add curry leaves, ginger.
  • Then add onion and fry till brownish.
  • Add green beans, potatoes, chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder and salt.
  • Mix everything well.
  • Cover and cook on a medium-low flame till the beans and potatoes are cooked.
  • Make sure to cook on low heat, since there is no water added, it will get burnt if cooked on high.
  • Add the peanut-coconut powder and mix well.
  • Cook for another 1-2mins.
  • Take off heat and serve hot as a sidedish with rice or chapati.


7 thoughts on “Nutty Green Beans”

  1. An amazing way to give your kids all the benefits of peanuts. I have been looking for recipes that include more protein to my kid’s diet. He is allergic to cow’s milk and not very intrested in eating nuts. Your recipe sounds amazing! Will try soon

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