Green Beans with Shredded Coconut


This dish is version of a Sri Lankan recipe.

Green Beans 2


  • 500g green beans
  • 1/3 cup Shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt


Remove tips from beans and slice diagonally into 2cm pieces. Slice onions.
Heat oil in a wok on high heat.
Add mustard seeds and cumin, add sliced onion and sauté till starts to change colour.
Add garlic and fry for another 5 secs
Add beans and salt, mix well and allow beans to cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
Add shredded coconut and chilli flakes. Cook for another two minutes and it’s done.

Serve with Rice and Dhal.


2 responses »

    • Hi Andrea,

      It is a really easy recipe and definitely full of flavour. You can also toast the coconut before adding it to the beans. I use moist coconut flakes. I am so excited that someone will cook this – do let me know how it all turns out.



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