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French beans - 1/4 kg
Fresh grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)

For Talimpu:
Oil - 2 tsp
White dal - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 1(broken)
Curry leaves -  few


  • Wash and cut the beans into long strips (juliennes).
  • Steam in a colander over boiling water until still crunchy.
  • Remove and immerse in cold water to cool. This retains the colour and texture of beans.
  • Drain completely, add the lemon juice,coriander leaves, coconut, salt and sugar and toss.
  • Heat oil, add all talimpu ingredients and fry till mustard crackles.
  • Pour this over bean mixture. Refrigerate and serve chilled.
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