Easy Green Bean Curry

Easy Green Bean Curry

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My mum is visiting from Durban so I got her to do some of my cooking. Some things just taste better when our mums cook them, don’t they. She cooks a very simple Easy Green Bean Curry but it tastes delicious. Vegetable curries always seem to taste better when they have minimal spice. At least, it’s what I think.

Green Bean Curry in a black bowl with spoon on right, leaves at left back

I used my very own Homemade Masala to cook this curry. Since I have been making my own masala I am enjoying cooking even more, knowing that everything is made by me from scratch.

What is Green Beans?

Green Beans also known as French Beans or String Beans is a mild tasting vegetable filled with nutrients. Popular methods of cooking green beans include steaming, sauteing or boiling.

Vegetarian or Vegan

This Easy Green Bean Curry makes a great dish for vegetarians and vegans or works well as a side dish. I have posted a recipe previously for Green Bean cooked with coconut milk,that was also delicious.

Cutting the Green Beans

We cut our green beans a little differently when cooking a curry. It is cut diagonally into thin slices, I think this was just to speed up the cooking process and also make it more pleasant to eat.

I can’t imagine eating big chunks of green beans in a curry anyway so this way of cutting the beans suits me fine.

You can cut the green beans the way you are comfortable with and what works for you. I personally love my green beans with a little crunch so I don’t overcook it. My favorite way to serve this Easy Green Bean Curry is with some Dal and Rice.

If you do try this recipe please drop me a mail and let me know how it turns out. I always love hearing from you!


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Easy Green Bean Curry

A mild green bean curry, easy to cook with just a few ingredients
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword green bean curry, indian vegeterian curry, string bean curry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 600 gram green beans sliced
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaf
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tspn fenugreek seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp masala
  • 1/2 tspn turmeric
  • 1 tomato blanched and grated
  • salt


  • Heat oil, add fenugreek seeds, onion and curry leaf
  • Saute until onion is golden brown. Add garlic and fry for a minute
  • Add the masala and turmeric. Fry for a minute. Be careful not to let it burn. Add a few drops water if necessary
  • Add the green beans. Season with salt. Cover and simmer on low heat
  • Halfway through cooking time add the tomato. Cook until green beans are tender


  1. I did not add any water throughout the cooking process. However, if you feel the green beans is drying out too quickly you can add a few drops of water
  2. The fenugreek seeds is not necessary but it does give the curry a nutty flavour




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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Carmen

    5 stars
    Hi Elle… (L)
    I made this and it was perfect 👌 I’ve made this a million times before but the fenugreek seeds definitely adds that XFactor. I just added potatoes because I needed a bit of softness with my roti 🙂

    1. Lorraine

      Thank you so much Carmen. I love potatoes too so why not. Take Care:-)

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