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469 french beans recipes

Last Updated : Mar 09,2020


फण्सी रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (french beans recipes in Hindi)
ફણસી રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (french beans recipes in Gujarati)

french beans recipes | 466 Indian fansi recipes collection

French beans recipe collectionFrench beans, or fansi, is a long, thin vegetable which has a velvety skin. It is very common ingredient in Indian food and in other Asian cuisines. They are slightly sweet in taste and crunchy in texture and that is what makes them so much fun to eat! They are used in subzis, rice preparations and even in snacks. French beans also play a big part in Asian cuisines like Chinese and Thai.

Indian Subzi Recipes using French Beans

French Beans and Carrot ThoranFrench Beans and Carrot Thoran

Adding French beans in your subzi always adds an element of crunch to it and hence it is absolutely one of the most loved vegetables to put in Indian Subzis. A most famous dish, local to Gujarat and Rajasthan is Fansi Dhokli where the dhokli is made with wheat flour and besan. In the south, French beans and carrot thoran is made on the regular. It is a dry subzi, which is a traditional preparation in Tamil Nadu. French beans foogath also comes from South India and is a try preparation of fansi with coconut, coriander and chana dal.

Vegetable KadaiVegetable Kadai

Gujarati's love to prepare their fansi in a simple, yet satisfying way by making Gajar Fansi, wherein the beans and carrots are sautéed with onions and spices. It is also an essential ingredient in the most famous Indian gravies like Vegetable kadai and mixed veg korma along with other vegetables. French beans, combined with carrots, potatoes and other vegetables in a coconut and spice based gravy creates a mouthwatering south Indian suzbi, Malabari south Indian vegetable curry.

French Beans Recipes for Snacks and Soups

Mixed Vegetable Open ToastMixed Vegetable Open Toast

Who doesn’t love some good, deep fried snacks? Ghughra, essentially a Gujarati snack is now jazzed up with French beans to make Ghughra with fansi and paneer. Mixed vegetables open toast is a great way to make kids eat them without compromised on the taste. French beans and chana dal stir fry, a very south Indian preparation, assists those who want to eat on the healthier side.

A delectable snack, which can also be served as a starter, is Schezwan fingers. Fingers are made with French beans and other crispy vegetables, deep fried and then tossed in schezwan sauce. Another simple recipe is to serve French Beans with Lemon and sea salt, which is simple, less time consuming and delicious. These are just few of the many French bean recipes for snacks.

French beans make a unique addition to the soups it is added to. Chawli, French Beans and Carrot Soup is one such soup. A lentil based soup, it contains a lot of other vegetables too and is excellent for pregnant women. A similar soup is Vaal, French beans and cauliflower soup, but with added aromatics from the bay leaf.

Indian French Bean Recipes

Vegetable PulaoVegetable Pulao

Not only can you make subzis with French beans, you can make a lot more Indian dishes. From the most basic like the Veg pulao made with rice or a Bulgur wheat pulao, French beans add a slight sweetness and crunchiness to the soft rice. The taste of French beans comes out beautifully when used with coconut and that’s why the Coconut Curry with Coconut rice tastes delectable. French beans are also used to stuff Tandoori Parathas.

International French Beans Recipes

Vegetable Fried RiceVegetable Fried Rice

The Chinese love their French beans! From a simple stir fried French beans and garlic to the most classic Vegetable Fried rice, the usage is phenomenal. Indonesians also use French beans in their rice preparations, like the Gado Gado with rice which is a salad doused in peanut sauce and served with rice.  A simple, yet satisfying, meal is a Spanish green bean salad called Ensalada De Ejotes with a dressing of olive oil, lime, black pepper and parsley!

Benefits of Fansi

French Beans ( Fansi ) : French Beans is rich in folic acid.  A deficiency of folic acid can also lead to anaemia, as like iron they are equally necessary to make red blood cells. Without enough folic acid, you can get easily tired. Pregnant women can also benefit from its folic acid count. It’s effective to achieve weight loss, overcome constipation, control blood sugar levels,  treat high cholesterol as well as prevent cancer. See here for detailed 15 benefits of french beans

We hope you liked this collection of French Beans recipes.



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From small towns to cities, almost every bakery in India has the ever-popular Veg Puff, ready to warm and serve when a hungry customer arrives. Sometimes called the “common man’s pizza”, the Veg Puff has a unique flaky cover, enclosing a succulent mixed vegetable filling, which makes it both flavour ....
A balanced combination of brinjal with other veggies like potatoes, french beans and carrots is pepped up with mint leaves, onion paste and spice powders, and mixed into a dough for cutlets. Coating the dough with bread crumbs imparts an exciting crispness to the cutlets. What is more, this veggie-l ....
Baked Mexican Rice with Cheese Patties is simply party perfect! Although it involves preparing the Mexican rice, cheese patties and a special tomato sauce too, each of these is quite easy to prepare and will not take too much time. You can prepare all these in advance and arrange them in a baking di ....
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A snack that has become almost synonymous with Chinese cuisine, Momos are made of a plain flour cover filled with sautéed veggies. Chinese Veg momo recipe is simple recipe to make. An apt combination of garlic, ginger, green chillies and Schezuan sauce flavours the vegetable mixture, and the out ....
Vegetables in Coconut Curry or Valval is a classic mixed vegetable preparation from the Western coastal region, where coconuts grow in plenty and are used abundantly in the cuisine. Here, an assortment of colourful and juicy veggies is flavoured simply with green chillies and cumin seeds and coo ....
This sumptuous and simple dish is enlivened with the addition of vegetables and sprouts. Sprouting not only enhances the nutritive value of foods but also makes them easier to digest. It is really easy to make sprouts at home - simply soak the matki in water for 6 to 8 hours and then wrap them i ....
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The fragrance of basil, tartness of lemon and soothing coconut milk flavors all go into to making this recipe a super success. Infused with Thai flavors, the rice is mixed with red Thai curry ingredients and cooked first, before being sealed inside a banana leaf and steamed once again. Delicious!
The Veggie Burger is one of the most common burgers around, but let me tell you upfront that this recipe is not a run-of-the-mill one! It is a wonderful Indo-western combo, as the tikki imbibes true Indian spices while the spread uses chilli sauce and oregano to perk up the mayonnaise. Also, un ....
Broccoli is called ‘gai lan’ in chinese and is an extremely favorite vegetable in the Chinese kitchen. A stir-fry with broccoli is probably one of the fastest cooking dishes and very delicious too. Broccoli and baby corn are tossed in together with capsicum, onions, French beans and cucumber and top ....
A typical South Indian way of preparing French beans, perked up with soaked chana dal and flavoured with a traditional tempering. The chana dal helps provide crunch and volume to the stir-fry, as a low glycemic index alternative to other supplementary ingredients like coconut. While most vegetables ....
It is the style of cutting and level of cooking, which gives the Vegetable Chow Chow its unique texture and taste. While common Chinese ingredients like garlic, green chillies and soya sauce are used to flavour this mixed vegetable preparation, a few spoons of cornflour binds them all together ....
This is quite a favourite dish with all Indians, and you just need to try it once to find out why! The goodness of mixed veggies in the succulent stuffing makes the Vegetable Paratha really satiating, while a dash of everyday spice powders makes it fabulously tasty. A mix of plain flour and wh ....
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