Crispy Fried Green Beans are awesome crispy and crunchy snack made with French beans coated with spicy batter and deep fried until done, topped with grated cheese to give zesty savor. These crispy fried green beans are just crazy appetizers that can be just eaten as it is or goes great with a spicy dipping sauce. The green beans are crispy on the outside and tender but still have a bit of crunch inside. French beans are smaller and slender than the common green beans.
They have a soft, velvety pod and the tender ones are sweet and wonderfully crisp. They taste extremely delicious on cooking. They are used in soups, fried rice and making a variety of stir-fries. Green beans are generally available all round the year with the peak season being from May to October. They are also called as string beans and snap beans. The green bean, kidney bean, or common bean, is an herbaceous annual plant in the Fabaceae (legume or bean family) that originated in Central and South America and is now cultivated in many parts of the world for its beans, which can be harvested and eaten immature, still in the edible pod, or when mature, shelled, and dried. Numerous cultivars of green beans have been developed, including string beans, string less varieties (such as the slender French haricot varieties), and snap beans.
French beans are said to have originated in South and Central America. The cultivation of French beans was started 7000 years ago, by the Indian tribes settled in Tehuacan Valley of Mexico and in Callejon de Huaylas, Peru. When Christopher Columbus returned from his second voyage to the New World in the year 1493, he brought French beans with him in the Mediterranean region. French beans were considered to be rare to find and expensive but soon became one of the commonly used beans in the 19th century.
In France, French beans were introduced in the year 1597 by the Conquistadors. Boiling, steaming, or microwaving is popular ways to prepare fresh green beans. Stir-frying preserves the best qualities of the fresh green bean. Green beans are often steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or baked in casseroles. A dish with green beans popular throughout the United States, particularly at Thanksgiving, is green bean casseroles, which consists of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and french fried onions.
In southern India normally there are cooked with freshly grated coconut giving a delicious taste to the beans fry or added in sambar. French beans are a healthy option for many health conscious people as they are rich in many vital nutrients that are considered essential for the proper growth and metabolism of the body. Do try this excellent crispy fried green beans and select beans that are tender, bright and fresh. Thinner beans are more popular for eating with pods than larger beans. Check out the video below and do check out for this amazing version of cooking the beans.
Recipe of Crispy Fried Green Beans:
- Cheese - 1 tbsp
- Bread crumb - ½ cup
- Egg - 1 no
- Tangy sauce - 1 tsp
- Pepper powder - ½ tsp
- Chilli powder - 1 tsp
- Salt - to taste
- All-purpose flour - 1 cup
- French Beans - 150 gms
- Chaat masala - 1 tsp
- Take a bowl, add all-purpose flour, salt, chilli powder, pepper powder, tangy sauce, water and mix well
- Add an egg and mix to make a thin batter. Take some bread crumbs in a plate.
- In another plate, add all-purpose flour, pepper powder, salt and mix well.
- Take beans and first coat with flour mixture and then dip into the egg mixture and then coat with bread crumbs.
- Deep fry in hot oil over medium flame till they become crisp and golden in color.
- Take parmesan cheese, chaat masala, mix and sprinkle over the crispy fried green beans.
Most Indians prepare French beans as a dry vegetable either with cubed potatoes or without them. In southern India, French beans are boiled and then stir-fried garnished with fresh grated coconut. The various nutrients that are found in French beans are: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Riboflavin, Niacin, Thiamine, Vitamin K, Folate and Pantotheinic Acid. Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Zinc, Carbohydrates, Dietary Fibers, Water, Sugar, Protein, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, etc.
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