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This is the most basic of Indian cooking. French beans are very versatile, you can prepare it in gravy or just boil them and season with salt and pepper (that's how my older son likes it) they taste just as good!
3-4 tbs oil
2 onions, thinly sliced
2 cups water
1 lb or more french beans, cut in 4 pieces
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
Heat oil and slide the onions, as the onions start to slightly brown add ginger garlic paste and stir briskly.
Add salt and turmeric powder and stir in well. By now the onions will have browned. Add red chilli powder and let everything blend in well.
Add half the water and the cut french beans and shut the lid, check after a few min's to see if the beans have gone tender.
Add the remaining water and cook on a medium flame till tender and oil starts to seperate. Serve!