Monday, September 11, 2006

Beans Foogath



Foogath is a very popular dish in Mangalore. Foogath can be made of vegetables, meat, fish etc with slight variations in the preparations.

To make green beans foogath, you need :

400 gms green beans, french cut
1 onion, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
8 - 10 curry leaves
salt, to taste
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsps finely chopped corainder leaves

Heat oil in a kadhai/ wok & season it with mustard seeds. When they splutter, add curry leaves, chopped onions & green chillies. Stir on high flame for a minute. Do not brown the onion. Add the french cut green beans & salt. Stir well. Cook covered on low heat for 5 to 7 minutes till the beans are cooked, but are still a little crunchy. Do not overcook the beans as they tend to lose colour & texture. Remove from heat. Add the grated coconut & juice of a lemon. Mix well.

Garnish with finely chopped corainder leaves & serve hot with dal & rice.

43 comments:

Priya Bhaskaran said...

so when are you going to post the recipe? Can't wait:(

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Priya... Hopefully, I should post by today. Just that I have been so busy with my work & kid, that I dont get enough time for leisure.

mandira said...

the beans foogath sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing. My first time here, you have a nice collection of recipes and some great images!

Foodie's Hope said...

Looks easy and delicious!! Love those quick side dishes!!Yum...Thanks Tina!!

Jayashree said...

Tina, I recently tasted beans fugath at the local Indian restaurant here...and liked it very much...thx for the recipe...now i can try it at home.

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Welcome to my blog, Jayashree... Do let me know how it turns out in ur kitchen.

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Thanx Mandira, Foodies Hope...

Jyotsna aka deccanheffalump said...

One of my favourite recipes. I just make it without the onion and it goes real fast.

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Mythreyee said...

Nice recipe with beans. I'll try this sometime this week. by the by your blog is very good.

Vani said...

I make something we call Beans Palya in pretty much the same way. Is Foogath a term used for dry bhajis? The picture is fabulous!

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Jyotsna... Welcome to my blog. This happens to my favourite too.

Hey Mythreyee... Do let me know how it turns out at your end.

Hey Vani... I am not sure what Palya is... But yes, Foogath does means dry dish garnished with coconut. We even make foogath of meat.

Mythreyee said...

hey Tina, why is that there is no posting for a long time.

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Mythreyee,

Pardon me for the delay. I am one busy mom & my toddler leaves no space for me as per her schedule. I have been cooking & taking pics too. Plan to post atleast a few recipes by the weekend..

Mythreyee said...

waiting for your yummy delights. I tried your beans foogath recipe. came out really well. we all liked it. thanks for sharing.

rp said...

Sounds like a little variation of the thoran we make in kerala. Looks good!

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Mythreyee... Glad ur family liked it.

Hey RP... thats exactly like thoran. Same preparations, different names.

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Meenal Mehta said...

hey tina ,

love french beans will try this ...south indian cooking is so fascinating ..and nutritious too..how have you been?

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tony said...

Merry Christmas Dear

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Rajesh Shivaraman said...

Hi,

You were really good in your job at HDFC... but, I didn't know that you were excellent in cooking too..

Usually, I cook for myself and fellow roomies in this bachelor episode of my life.. This recipe sounds simple.. so i am gonna give it a try..

Please keep sharing tips...

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Rajesh... thanx for such good words. Do let me know how it turns out.

Mythreyee said...

Hey Tina, what'up buddy,long time no blog. Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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pritya said...

Tina, thats a nice name for the dish - beans foogath.What does the term mean? The beans look such a fresh-green and crunchy. This is very similar to the Tamilian Poriyal. Having this with rice and dal would be an amazing combination.

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Pritya.. Welcome to my blog..

Foogath is the same as poriyal. It is basically a dry vegetable dish with grated coconut & it makes a good side dish to any veg or non-veg gravies & rice. This dish is also prepared for weddings in Mangalore. I always prepare my green beans till it is just cooked & still crunchier. If u overcook them, they lose their colour.

Anonymous said...

I love your recipes.I too am from Mangalore but dont have good recipes for kababs....and I love them.Can you pls post more of those.And do u have the recipe for sorpotel.The one I have is very lengthy.Looking forward to your post.

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Pecos Blue said...

Come back you have great recipies.

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Gauri Gharpure said...

Hi Tina,

I really loved your blog.. the recipes are well-explained.. I have blogrolled u and wil keep coming back..

I think I will try the ambot tit recipe with fish very soon for the photo accompany the recipe ws too good and m very fond of goan curry..

Sorina said...

This looks so delicious. I am looking forward more posts from you!

Anshie said...

I ate this so many years ago, made by a mangalorean friend. then I was interested in just eating, so never got the recipe.

thanks for sharing this recipe. I was so looking for this