French beans subzi – Maharashtrian style recipe – How to make Farasbi chi sabzi – side dish for rotis

French beans subzi is a simple recipe made with French beans in Maharashtrian style with peanuts and goda masala as the main ingredients. Peanuts give a nutty taste  and goda masala gives a unique flavor to this dish.  

French beans are low in calories and fat and contains no cholesterol.  The fiber content is very high and also provides daily protein requirements.  They are also high in vitamin A, C, K and folic acied and a good source of calcium, iron, manganese potassium and copper.

This vegetable dish is not only tasty but healthy too with minimum oil used in its preparation.   French beans stir-fry goes well as a side dish with steamed rice and rotis.  It is also a no-onion no-garlic and a vegan recipe.

Prep Time :  15 mins

Cook Time :  20 mins

Servings :  2 to 3 persons

Maharashtrian cuisine


French beans – 250 gms

Peanuts – 2 tablespoons

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds/rai – 1/2 teaspoon

A pinch of asafetida or hing

Few curry leaves

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Goda masala powder – 1 teaspoon

Powdered jaggery – 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons



Wash/rinse the french beans in running water in a colander and drain them.  Cut the side strings of the beans and discard them.  Chop the beans into small pieces and set aside.


Heat a pan on medium flame.  Add peanuts and roast till light brown in colour.  Remove the skin.

Grind the peanuts to a fine powder.  Keep it aside.  Heat the pan on medium flame.  Add mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves.  Saute till the mustard seeds splutter.

Add the chopped beans and saute well.  Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and goda masala powder.

Mix everything well.  Sprinkle few tablespoons of water.  Cover the pan with its lid and cook on a low flame till the beans are well cooked.

Once the beans are well cooked, add peanut powder and jaggery.  Mix well.  Cook for another 2 minutes on a low flame.

Lastly add lemon juice and mix well.  Switch off the flame.  Farasbhi chi subzi is ready to be served.  Serve as a side dish with rotis or rice.



You can use garam masala if you do not have goda masala powder.

Add peanut powder jaggery powder only after the beans are fully cooked.


2 Responses to French beans subzi – Maharashtrian style recipe – How to make Farasbi chi sabzi – side dish for rotis

  1. Aqsa Khan says:

    This seems perfect recipe for Lunch box, less time consuming and healthy. will definitely try this.

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