[vegetarian cook's diary]

Posts tagged “fansi

Fansi bateta nu shaak

Garnished pita bread with curried green-beans and potato

How did I manage to think about this? Or did I think?

Green beans gotta be the most boring vegetable out there. I have not yet figured out what to do with it besides this yummy gujarati dish.There is nothing new/creative about this dish; except for how I served it. It is a traditional gujarati dish. Gujarat is the western most state in India. I think the traditional recipe will call for some sweeteners like jaggery or sugar.


  • 0.92 lb of green beans chopped
  • 2 med white potatoes chopped
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic shredded
  • 0.5 tsp cumin seeds
  • 0.5 tsp mustard seeds
  • ~1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dhana-jeeru powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP oil (used Olive oil because that’s what I got)
  • ~1 cup water
  • 1 long green chilly

Garnish ingredients:

  • about 1 TBSP plain yogurt
  • about 2 tsp shredded vegetarian Parmesan cheese

What did I do?

  1. Heated the oil
  2. Added cumin seeds and mustard seeds when oil was hot enough so that they crackled when added
  3. Added garlic and browned them
  4. Added onions and browned them
  5. Added potatoes and green beans
  6. Cooked them covered till green beans are cooked (tender)
  7. Took pretty long like 30-40 minutes
  8. Next time, I might boil the green beans b4hand in microwave cooker or something
  9. Stirred the mixture occasionally
  10. Added the spices and condiments about half way thru (10-15 min)
  11. Microwaved flatbread for 30 seconds <– naan/roti substitute
  12. Split opened the flatbread/pita bread and served half of curry on the bread
  13. Garnished this with cheese and cilantro

Njoyed it!!!

Inspiration: Traditional dish from Gujarat, India

Nutritional Fact: No clue….yummy!!