Green Beans Masala

This succulent green beans in mildly spiced peanut masala is an every day, simple side dish for rice, chapati, dosa etc.., which is a good treat for taste buds.

Green beans are low calorie food but also rich in nutrients. It’s rich in Vitamin C and fiber. It helps in digestion. It’s good for glowing skin, bones and hair. These green beans are packed full of vital minerals.

With many health benefits, it is always good to make them at home atleast twice a week. My kids were not liking them much in the beginning though my husband loves all green veggies. So I had to find a way to make them eat!!

When I found this recipe and started to cook it this way, there was no debate about eating. They both used to finish it off without any problem. Just check it you are not allergic to peanuts.

This is a best side dish for any combination with rice. This with chapati and raita is the best combination. Make it once!! You will end up making it again and again!!❤


  • Green Beans- 400 gms.( finely chopped)
  • Onion- 1 medium ( finely chopped, 1 cup)
  • Tomato- 1 medium ( finely chopped, 3/4th cup)
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 15
  • Chilli powder with coriander powder mix- 1 tbsp
  • Asafoedita powder- 1/4th tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4th tsp
  • Salt- as needed
  • Mustard seeds- 1/4th tsp
  • Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves- as needed.

Roast and grind:

  • Peanuts- 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds- 1 tsp.


Dry roast the ingredients in “roast and grind” in low to medium flame till the peanuts get roasted well. Cool it down completely.
Once cooled, move it to a mixer. Grind till it is fine powder.
The grinded powder is ready. Keep it separate.
Take a pan and heat 2 tbsp of sesame oil in it. Add mustard seeds. Once mustard seeds splutter, add urad dal.
Add curry leaves and finely chopped onion. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
Once onions are translucent, add ginger garlic paste.
Saute till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes away.
Then add the finely chopped tomatoes. Saute till the tomatoes turn very soft.
Once tomatoes turn soft, add chilli powder with coriander powder mix, asafoedita powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Add little water and let the masala get cooked along with onion and tomato. Cook for 2 minutes. It should get combined well.
Then add the finely chopped green beans.
Add water enough to cook the green beans. I added 250 ml. of water. Check for the salt if it is enough.

Cover it with a lid and cook in medium flame till the green beans are cooked completely.
Once the green beans are cooked completely, add the grinded powder.
Mix everything well. Add enough water to decide the consistency. I added little water. Cook it in low to medium flame for 8 minutes till everything get combined and cooked well.
It’s ready now.
Garnish with coriander leaves.


  • Using sesame oil gives good taste.
  • If using small onions, use 15 to 18.