Friday, 11 August 2017

Pan fried Beans

I have tried this pan fried beans when I had been to finland. There I have often packed this for lunch. Since the ingredients like garlic powder and onion powder were easily available over there, this recipe could be made in minutes. I havent tried this recipe in India and I dont know how it would taste without these powders. This pan fried beans is more like a salad but quite filling.


French green beans - 250 grams
garlic powder - 1 tbsp
Onion powder - 1 tbsp
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Pepper - to taste


  • Clean the beans. Trim the ends and cut then into 2-3 inch long pieces.
  • In a stainless steel pot over medium-high heat, combine green beans, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook, covered, until the beans begin to sweat. Remove lid and stir occasionally until beans are tender.
  • When the beans and spices have begun to 'burn' on the bottom of the pan, which will lend a grilled flavor, stir in the olive oil and turn off heat. Cover, and let stand a few minutes. Scrape the bottom of the pan to incorporate the 'burnt' spices. Beans should have a dark, caramel color, but not black.


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  1. That's quite interesting way to make this stir fried beans..

  2. Any stir fry should taste awesome with these herbs , good one .

  3. Never used garlic powder in beans stir fry. I'm sure it would be more flavorful.

  4. Lovely use of herbs along with Beans.. Would make this for myself very soon!!

  5. I love green beans and this pan fried version looks so delicious.

  6. I sometimes make these beans but using fresh onion and garlic pastes. Its a nice side dish or even as a salad.

  7. Good old green beans served in a new way.

  8. this is going to taste completely different and yummy...

  9. Beans with garlic and onion sounds interesting. Have to try this now!

  10. This will surely be a flavorful stir fry..