French beans are long and broad shaped with seeds covering their middle portion. These kidney-shaped beans are also known as lima beans and sometimes butter beans because of their cream like texture. In this blog, we will discuss the health benefits of this long, green and broad veggie and also discuss the recipes that it makes.
Health Benefits Of French Beans
These veggies not only look amazing on your plate, but they also promise amazing health benefits for your body. Some of them are as follows:-
- They are a source of dietary fibre and hence maintain the health of your digestive tract.
- These green beans also lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart diseases.
- They are apt for fitness lovers as they contain very few calories.
Now, that we have discussed the health benefits, it is time to shift our focus on the recipes of french beans.
French Beans Sabzi
This sabzi is quick to make and is also quite filling for the tummy. You can read the recipe below.
Start the process by heating 2 Tbsps of oil in a non-stick pan, add 1 Tsp of mustard seeds and let them splutter. After this add 1 Tsp of cumin seeds, 1/2 Tsp of asafoetida and 2 roughly chopped green chillies and sauté for about half a minute. Now add one medium chopped onion and 1/2 Tsp of turmeric powder and sauté for two more minutes.
Now, comes in the time to add 10-12 chopped french beans into the mix. After adding them, sauté, reduce heat, cover and cook for two to three minutes. Open the lid after that, add salt to taste and 1 tsp of sugar and mix well. Cover again and cook till the French beans are tender.
For garnishing add 3 tbsps of freshly grated coconut and mix well and switch off the flame.Finally, transfer to a serving dish, and serve hot with chapatis.
French Beans & Tomato Gravy
This mix of tangy tomato and the mild greens is just too scrumptious. The recipe is quite easy, you can have a look at it below.
Start the process by chopping a bunch of french beans into thin long pieces. Take 3 medium tomatoes, 1 Tsp ginger, 1 Tsp garlic and chop them into small pieces.
After this, take 2 Tsp of oil in a pan and add 1 Tsp of cumin seeds to it. Once, they start to crackle, add one medium finely chopped onion, previously chopped ginger and garlic to it. Now saute this mixture until it turns golden in colour and add the tomatoes.
Cook this till it is soft and add 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder, 1 Tsp red chilli powder, 1 and 1/2 Tsp coriander powder and fry for two minutes till the gravy leaves the sides of the pan.
Now add the french beans, salt to taste, mix up and add half a cup of water. Lower the flame, cover the pan and leave it for sometime till it is cooked. You have the choice to also make it without adding onions.
Your French beans and tomato gravy is ready to be devoured and can be served with rice, chapatti or puris.
French Beans Juice
You can also make french beans juice, and that has many benefits. Here is a quick video that will give you a glimpse of the many benefits of this vegetable.
So, with this, we have come to the end of this blog. We hope, you had a good read. We look forward to many more interesting recipes from your end!
Happy Cooking! 🙂