Green beans are called “Farasbi/Farasbee or Pharasbi” and bhaaji means a vegetable preparation (in this case) in Marathi language. I am a fan of this green vegetable since childhood. Stir-fry green beans are usually served with roti/ poli/ chapati.


I was a good kid who ate the vegetables served in the plate without complains. Actually with hindsight,  I realize my fear of eating fish (with bones) or meat must have prompted ¨vegetables and rice are my friends¨ decision. Also, my babysitter had warned me that if I don’t eat my vegetables I will have poor eyesight – she still couldn’t convince me to eat carrots.

The recipe for this bhaaji is pretty simple and straight forward. I think there are various versions of this preparation  within India.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves – 2 people


2 cups green beans cut in small pieces (1/2 cm)

1/ 2 cup grated coconut or desiccated coconut

For tempering

1 tbsp oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp asafoetida

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp finely cut green chilies

For cooking

1  tsp coriander powder

1 tsp garam masala powder

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 glass of water

Salt to taste


Take a stir-fry pan, add oil when the pan is hot. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When these seeds start spluttering add asafoetida and turmeric powder.

Add the green chilies and green beans in it and just 1/2 glass of water. Cover the pan and let the beans cook for 10 minutes at medium to low heat.

Ensure that the green beans have soften up when you remove the cover. Add coriander powder and garam masala powder. Cook the beans with constant stirring until all the water has evaporated and the beans look soft. Add salt to the beans and mix properly.

Add grated coconut and lime juice to the beans. Mix the coconut and beans properly. Here you go, stir-fry green beans are ready!!! It can serve as a dry sabzi when there is a creamy delicious paneer gravy to be eaten with roti.





6 responses to “Farasbi chi bhaaji (Stir-fry green beans)”

  1. thirtyjelly Avatar

    I didn’t know you write a blog!! This is a really cool one 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. moody7foodie Avatar

      But, I am very slow in posting stuff !


      1. thirtyjelly Avatar

        It won’t be a problem as long as you keep writing 😃


  2. Aditi Avatar

    If u are a fan of this veggie.. try this… normal tadka with lal mirch powder.. add beans… let them cook/soften… add salt.. amchur powder (i prefer that over lemon personally)… stir n mix nicely… and GENEROUSLY add peanut powder… a grain or tow of sugar..mix it very well… u can add garam masala when u add salt… peanut powder does wonders to the taste and even better if it is hoarsely grounded.

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  3. Archana Avatar

    simple aani tasty!

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  4. Arundhati Patil.... Avatar

    wowww… actually I don’t lyk farasbi… bt in ur pics it’s looks yummy… next tym nakki try karin…😉


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