Green Beans curry or commonly called as Bonchi curry is another tasty vegetable dish from Sri Lanka. We have few different recipes for Green Beans. This is a bit spicy way of cooking green beans. We like this Bonchi curry to eat with plain rice together with some other curry and sides. When cooking this green bean curry, I used oil to fry the green beans and other ingredients such as onions. After that I added coconut milk to make it a curry with gravy.


Recipes for Green Beans

Actually, I was not very good in cooking Green Beans earlier. Sometimes it is over cooked or under cooked. But, through the time, now I am able to share some Green Beans recipes tried by me.Hope you will enjoy cooking this.

Sri Lankan Green Beans Curry / Bonchi Themparaduwa


I am waiting  to hear your comments about this dish.

Here is my recipe for Sri Lankan Green Beans Curry.

Recipe :Sri Lankan Green Beans Curry.

Ingredients: (2-3 servings)


250g Green Beans


1 onion sliced


1-2 dry red chilli crushed into pieces


1 sprig curry leaves


1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa)(optional)


1 tsp chili powder


¼ tsp turmeric powder


1 tsp curry powder


1 tsp mustard seed


1 tsp fenugreek seeds


Piece of cinnamon


Salt to taste


1/2 cup thick coconut milk


2-3 tbspn cooking oil




Wash and slice Green Beans. Keep aside.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds once oil is heated.


Once it is popping up, add onion, crushed chilli and curry leaves & pandan leaf.


Sauté for few seconds until onions are tender & releasing good fragrance.


Then add Green beans & mix well.


Add all the other spices .Mix all together, cover with a lid, allow to cook in medium flame. Check time to time and add some water if needed.


Once green bean is cooked add thick coconut milk. Stir well.


Adjust salt to taste.


Simmer for few seconds & remove from the flame.


Serve & enjoy!!
Sri Lanka Food recipes

If you try this Sri Lankan recipe, please let me know your ideas and experience.

How do you cook Green Beans?Do you like it as a curry?