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Garlic stir fry french beans has oodles of garlic which gives the beans an aromatic flavour. It's straightforward and simple; its whiff is unmistakable.
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Mains, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, English, Indian
Servings 2 persons


  • 250 gms french beans
  • 8 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 3-4 cups water
  • ½-¾ tsp black pepper powder (freshly ground)
  • 1.5-2 tbsp butter
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash the french beans, then snip both ends.
  • Bring to boil 3-4 cups water with salt doing so on high heat, add the french beans when the water comes to a boil.  Let simmer for 5-7 minutes, on low heat till par-boiled.
  • When done, remove from fire, drain in a sieved bowl and keep aside.
  • Heat a non-stick pan with butter, add the chopped garlic and saute for a few seconds.  Add the blanched beans, salt and pepper and saute for a further 3-5 minutes.  Turn off the stove, remove the pan from the heat and place on a steaming tray/rack to not allow it to cook further.
  • Play around with some ready fried onions, if you have some in stock. Toss a palmful of fried onions over the beans to give it a twist. This is an OPTIONAL step.