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Khatti Meethi Phaliyan

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Khatti Meethi Phaliyan
  • Recipe Servings: 4
  • Cook Time:
  • Stir fried beans tossed with some tamarind, jaggery and a spicy coconut mixture. It's easy to make and full of Gujarati flavors. A little sweet, a little tangy!


  • For the spice paste:
  • 4 bedki chillies
  • 1 Tbsp zeera
  • 1/2 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 4-5 Tbsp coconut, shredded
  • Water, a little bit
  • Salt, to taste

  • To stir fry beans:
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 cups french beans, cut 3 cm long

  • For the main preparation:
  • 1/2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp til / white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Hing, a pinch
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • Water, to cook the beans
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tsp jaggery / gud


  1. For the spice paste:
  2. Dry roast bedki chillies,  zeera, coriander seeds and coconut.
  3. Pound them together in a mortar and pestle with some salt and water till it makes a fine paste.

  4. To stir fry beans:
  5. Add oil in a pan and stir fry beans on high heat for 2-3 minutes.Keep aside.

    For the main preparation:
  6. In a wok/ kadhai add oil, mustard seeds and til. Saute.
  7. Add the spice paste, curry leaves, turmeric, hing and coriander powder. Saute. Add a little water to help the masala cook.
  8. Add the stir fried beans with tamarind and jaggery. Add a little water to further cook the beans. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Cover and let it cook in its residual heat.
  10. Serve.