Dec 7, 2010


When we were kids we used to love eating raw beans. When it is tender and crunchy it tastes very nice. Of course i am a veggie lover, and used (still do ) eat many of them raw.

So when we got  fresh, green, tender beans from the market, we would finish off a portion in the raw form as soon as it was washed.  Guess my parents didn't have a tough time making us children
eat vegetables. :)

Anyway when i saw the similar photo(as above) in a magazine(unluckily, without the recipe), i tried to put together my own version of beans salad. I have adapted this recipe from veggie stir fry recipe i had,(will post it some other time) with only the beans.

I liked it. So here it goes..

Green beans (french beans) -- 1/4 kilo
Salt -- 1/2 teaspoon

Oil -- 1 tablespoons ( sesame oil if u can get or olive oil)
Chili flakes -- 1/2 teaspoon
Soy sauce -- 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Vinegar -- 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon juice -- 1 teaspoon
Sesame seeds -- 2 tablespoons

Clean and trim the beans.

Cook them in salted water for 3-4 minutes, until slightly cooked but still crunchy.

Heat oil in wok and add the beans to it. Add the chili flakes, vinegar/lemon juice, and soy sauce and toss it for a half a minute. Add salt if necessary. Turn off the heat.

Before serving, dry roast(on a low flame) the sesame seeds in a small pan until it starts crackling, and add it to the beans. Toss and mix them nicely and serve hot.


  1. Sounds a yummy stir fry,loved the addition of sesame seeds and chilly flakes..beautiful click.

  2. WOW you sure were amazing kids huh...eating raw veggies. These sesame beans look so healthy and crunchy and the color is gorgeous,most of the time we overcook our veggies and loose the lovely color.This one looks so appetizing:)

  3. they look so crunchy and tasty! ur parents were so lucky, they did not have to disguise veggies in some junk food :)

  4. Looks crunchy and yummy...My daughter loves veggies unlike me...Somehow i instilled the habit of eating vegetables...:)


  5. Hello from Malaysia!!!

    Hi, thanks for dropping by and leaving your comments at my blog ya :)

    I love this kinda simple vege too! Looks so yummy! :D

  6. looks fresh and so healthy,would love to have this anytime...

  7. Awesome way to eat green the recipe!

    US Masala

  8. Hi Vanishri,
    first time to ur blog the way u make beans ...crunchy,tasty n healthy too ...glad to visit u
    if u get time do visit my blog

  9. I do not like french beans but if i make them like tis I am sure I will love them.