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.
Servings 4 servings
- 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