Chinese style French Beans Stir Fry is amazingly a very satisfying comfort dish. If you are a fan of Chinese food, you will simply love it. This simple, quick to prepare and healthy dish is popularly found in many Chinese restaurants. It goes absolutely well as an accompaniment with either Chinese fried rice or noodles.
Light on the tummy, it is extremely easy to whip up. Minimum of spices goes into preparing it, yet there is no compromise in the taste and flavour. Few toasted sesame seeds, sprinkled on it gives a nice crunch and flavour to this dish. For a non-veg. version, prawns or chicken may be added. So a perfect Chinese style weekend lunch.
- 250-300 gms. French beans, cut into 2" size
- 1 tbsp. oil
- 2-3 dry red chilies
- 1 tsp. ginger, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. garlic, chopped
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 tbsp. tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp. green chili sauce
- 1 tbsp. hot chili sauce
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- salt & sugar to taste
- 1 tsp. cornflour mixed with some water
- 1 tsp. sesame seeds, dry roasted
- 1 tsp. coriander leaves, chopped
Boil the beans in required quantity of water till they are fork tender. Strain and keep aside,
Heat oil in a wok and add the dry red chilies, followed by the ginger and garlic. Sauté for a few seconds. Then add the onion and stir fry till translucent.
Now add the beans, all the sauces, sugar and salt to taste. Give it a toss and stir fry for a few seconds more. Add the corn flour slurry and sauté till it thickens.
When done, switch off the flame and add the sesame oil. Garnish with the sesame seeds and coriander leaves and enjoy as a side dish with Chinese fried rice or noodles.