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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fennel and String Beans

A very simple dish. Quick , healthy and delicious.
Great with any pasta. 
Or along with a soup , salad or a slice or two of pizza.
Some bruschetta or garlic bread if you like.

  1. 1 medium fennel , washed and cut into slices 
  2. 250 gms string beans , washed, topped and tailed and cut into halves
  3. 6 cloves of garlic , peeled and cut lengthwise
  4. 2 medium onions , peeled, washed, cut half and then lengthwise.
  5. 2 tbsp olive oil or as preferred
  6. salt - to taste
  7. pepper - freshly milled 1/2 tsp. or to your taste
  8. Fresh or bottled lemon juice - 1 tbsp.

I prefer to use a wide non-stick pan with a lid. A wok will do great too. 


  1. On a low heat, warm the oil in a pan.
  2. Add garlic. Stir for few seconds.
  3. Add onion. stir. Cover. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the string beans. Stir. Cover and cook further for 2 minutes on a slightly higher heat.
  5. Add the fennel. Stir. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Stir again. Cook for further 2 minutes.
  6. Try to poke a sharp knife into a bean. If it goes through with ease, its cooked.
  7. Add salt , pepper to your taste. 
  8. Add lemon juice.
  9. Stir and serve.


  1. absolutely delicious! love these recipes maa :)

  2. Thanks. I love it too. Simple,healthy and delicious!!