Farasbi Upkari (Stir Fry Beans)

farasbi beans upkari
Every Konkani delicacy has coconut and today's recipe is no exception. Upkari is a mild stir fry of vegetables with fresh coconut.

French Beans/Farasbi - 300 gms
Green Chilies or Dry Red Chilies - 5
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - a pinch (optional)
Grated Coconut - about 3 tbsp
Jaggery/Gud/Gul - about 1 tsp
Oil preferably Coconut oil

How to cook Beans Upkari:
  • Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a kadhai/wok, add mustard seeds and asafetida.
  • After mustard seeds pop, add chopped beans. Sauté for a minute and lengthwise slit green chilies. Stir and cook it covered at low flame for 5 - 10 minutes. Keep stirring after every 2 minutes. You can add water if you like.
Beans Upkari
  • When beans turn soft, add salt, jaggery, grated coconut and turmeric. I generally use frozen shredded coconut. Cook for 5 more minutes and its ready to serve with dal rice or chapati.


  1. That sounds delicious..very different from how we make this

  2. Wow..this dish new to me!! never made your way..looks delicious

  3. Beans poriyal looks delicious,,,very simple n great side for rasam rice,,thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep smiling

  4. This goes very well with Rasam rice :)I can eat this just like that :))))simple and tasty

  5. Sauted beans look really nice would love to have them with rotis.

  6. looks delicious..Its a very healthy dish..We used to prepare thoran and fry with this..The thoran recipe is little different than this one..

  7. uma thanks for the comments yarr..

  8. looks delicious......Please collect your award from my blog

  9. I like this unique dish..never tried it but sounds delicious...

  10. Sounds healthy and nutritious too.

  11. I will give it a try,,seems to be too good..actually all dishes turn out too good..u r a good cook..
    God bless

  12. Thanks Gulmohar, Jagruti, Sarah, Satya, Preeti, Simply.food, PranisKitchen, Krishnaveni, Foodzone, Sushma, Kshipra, Meena, Rekha, Harman for stopping by and encouraging me with your lovely comments.
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