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Grean Beans, French bean with coconut East Indian Recipe

French Beans Foogath

Foogath is usually steamed vegetables cooked in its own juices with coconut. Served as a side dish, it is usually not spicy. Traditionally, a footgath was made in earthen pots and lots of grated coconut and a few chilies for flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine East-Indian, Goan, Mangalorean
Keyword Coconut, foogath, french beans, grean beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 164kcal
Cost $5


  • Saute Pan
  • Wooden spatula
  • Cutting Board
  • Kitchen Knife


  • 250 grams French Beans de-string and cut
  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 Green Chilies chopped
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup Coconut grated
  • ½ tsp Sugar


  • Clean, wash and drain the green beans. De string and cut them into smaller pieces
  • Heat oil in a saute pan and saute onions and garlic until translucent
  • Add the curry leaves and chilies
  • Then add the green beans and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add ¼ cup water and sugar
  • Cover and let cook on medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender.
  • Add the grated coconut and cook uncovered for 5 minutes or until all the water has evaporated.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning
  • Serve hot as a side dish with the main course or on its own with chapati or rotis.


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 431IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg