Vegan Green Bean Fries

Green Bean Fries
Happy Friday Readers :)  Friday is kind of special at my place, especially in terms of food. I try not to think of calories for a day. Let me tell you about my menu for today - Green Bean Fries, Pumpkin Paratha with Dry Chutney, Yogurt.... and for dessert Shahi Tukda.
Normally, when I make pakoras, its the desi style with besan/chickpea flour or rice flour. But, these fries are more like the American way, with bread crumbs and minus the egg wash.

Green Beans/French Beans/Farasbi - about 200 gm
All Purpose Flour/Maida - 1/2 cup
Bread Crumbs - 1 cup
Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Cayenne Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Cumin/Jeera Powder - 1/2 tsp

How to make Crispy Green Bean Fries:
  • Homemade Bread Crumbs: Blend 3 bread slices in a dry blender to a fine powder. Bake the bread crumbs at 300 degree F for 10 - 15 minutes. 
  • Discard the ends of the green beans. Heat about 5 cups water in a vessel. When water starts boiling, add the green beans and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Drain the hot water and add cold water. Drain the water completely.
  • In a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and little salt. Add little water and form a thin batter. You can also use egg wash instead of this batter.
  • Mix bread crumbs, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and cumin powder in a plate.
  • You can also add dry Italian Herbs and/or powdered garlic to the bread crumbs. 
  • First, dip the cooked beans in the flour batter and then coat them with the bread crumbs. Deep fry the breaded green beans in medium hot oil until golden brown and crisp. Enjoy Green Bean Fries as an appetizer with a dip of your choice.


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