Green Beans Masala

BM #77 Week 3 Day 3 - 

The third recipe under Healthy Weekday Lunches will be this simple and yet tasty green beans masala.

This was an impromptu improvisation as the kids wanted a gravy sabji and all I had at home were some frozen green beans.

Green Beans Masala thali

Ingredients - 

Green Beans, French cut 2 cups [I used the frozen variety]
Onions finely chopped 1/4 cup
Tomato puree + Tomato paste 1/4 cup
Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Green Chilies + coriander leaves crushed to taste [I added 2 chilies and handful of coriander leaves]
Salt and Turmeric as needed
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, curry leaves)

Green Beans Masala

Method Of Preparation -

In a pan on a medium-high flame, heat some oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. 

After mustard seeds pop starts crackling, add finely chopped onions and saute them until golden brown.

Make a paste of Ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves and garlic and add it to the above mixture.

Then add tomato puree and tomato paste along with some water. Sprinkle turmeric and let them cook till the tomatoes become mushy.

Add the french cut beans to the above mixture. Add salt, cover it with a lid and let it simmer until the beans are cooked (about 10 minutes)

Switch off the flame and serve hot with Rice/Roti/Naan.


Preparation Time 25 minutes
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, June 20, 2017


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Love your simple thali with everyday comfort dishes!..

  3. The thali looks nice and making beans in gravy is interesting , normally we make dry side dishes with it .

  4. Mayuri Patel Says:
  5. I've never prepared French beans in the gravy form, usually its dry on its own or with another vegetable. Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I do make green beans masala slightly different.Your thali looks so comforting and tempting.

  7. green beans are so versatile and can be cooked so many ways - looks delicious

  8. Robin Says:
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  10. Archana Says:
  11. Simple yet delicious! Love the thali here.

  12. Priya Suresh Says:
  13. Lipsmacking masala and that platter looks simply comforting.

  14. Srividhya Says:
  15. Perfect side for weekday lunches. Awesome.

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