Many of us take homemade packed breakfasts and/or lunches (often called tiffins) to our workplaces. Many of us prepare these tiffin meals for our children, spouses or loved ones. Sometimes, the most frustrating thing can be deciding what to cook. We grow tired of the same old dishes pretty quickly and are left searching for convenient alternatives. If you’re also looking for something different to take for tiffin, we’ve got you covered. We have a recipe that is not only easy to make but also yummy and healthy. It truly ticks all the boxes! In this recipe, the common French beans or green beans are transformed into a delectable sabzi you will love.
Is French Beans Sabzi Healthy?
This particular way of cooking French beans is delicious as well as nutritious. It uses very little oil and contains a wide range of healthy ingredients. French beans themselves are packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals. They are also a good source of protein. Besides this, other veggies and spices added to this dish only make it more wholesome. You can enjoy this preparation even as part of a weight loss diet. Its high fibre content and nutrient-rich nature will ensure you stay well-satiated and nourished.
Special Feature: One Recipe For 4 Types Of Sabzi
Another reason to check out this recipe is that it is quite versatile. Once you know how to cook this dish, you can use the base ingredients for other sabzi preparations as well. All you have to do is swap out the French beans for the other main vegetables. Some of the sabzis you can make while keeping the other ingredients more or less constant are gavaar (cluster beans), tendli (ivy gourd) and papdi (flat green beans). In this way, you can bring even more variety to your meals while ensuring you follow a healthy diet.
How To Make French Beans Sabzi | Quick And Easy Recipe For Beans Ki Sabji
Chop the French beans into half-inch pieces. Dry roast the peanuts and grated coconut on low flame. Once cooled, coarsely grind them and keep ready. Also coarsely pound together garlic cloves, ginger and chopped green chillies.
After this prep, heat oil in a kadhai. Add mustard and cumin seeds, followed by chopped onions. Next, add the ginger-garlic mixture. Continue to saute. Add salt and spice masalas. Later, add the chopped tomatoes and French beans. After stir-frying for some time, cover the vessel and allow the mixture to cook. Later, add tamarind pulp, jaggery and the coconut-peanut mixture. Mix all the ingredients well. Serve the sabzi with rotis or relish it alongside dal rice.
The next time you’re wondering what to take for tiffin, give this recipe a try. Let us know how you like it!
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