Green Beans in White Coconut Curry

Every one has their favorite green bean recipe, fried, sautéed or baked. This time I am making green beans in white coconut curry. This is the most common side dish in Asia, specially Thai, Malay or sri Lankan cuisines, lot of their curry dishes contain thick coconut milk. When you are cooking   with coconut milk, its gives this wonderful aroma that sends your taste buds to heaven. This dish is real simple to make and goes well with bowl of plain white rice or roti. It’s a perfect vegan meal!!


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, sliced
1 Green Chili, deseeded and finely chopped
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 clove garlic, crushed
5 fresh curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
salt to taste
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1/2 cup coconut milk (Thick)
2 tablespoons lime juice


1. Wash and trim the beans set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan then add the onion, garlic, and curry leaves and fry, stirring, for 2-3 minutes.

3. Add the beans, chili, cumin, fenugreek seeds and turmeric, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.

4. Add the coconut milk and continue to cook for a further 5-10 minutes, stirring from time to time, until the beans are tender.

5. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice just before serving. Serve hot.


  1. yum yum....would go nice a a side with hot rice!!

  2. I love coconut milk based curries.Looks so rich n flavorful..

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  3. I love any form of coconut, they enhance the flavor, This curry looks delicious. I will try them.

  4. Yummy string beans in coconut curry.

  5. I like all the flavours in this dish.


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