Friday, December 4, 2009

Yard long beans - Chana dal Stir fry

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Yard long beans when combined with chana dal makes an excellent combination for rice as well as roti.Beans,dal and garlic chilli powder adds a unique taste to the curry which is very well balanced in flavor.

Ingredients:

1 Bunch of Yard long beans
1/2 cup chana dal

1 big Onion,finely chopped

1/4 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

A sprig of curry leaves

2 garlic cloves,chopped and crushed
Oil


To grind:

5-6 dry red chillies
2-3 tbsp grated dry coconut

4-5 garlic cloves

salt to taste



Method:
  • Wash and wipe the yard long beans and chop them into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Pressure cook chana dal for 1 whistle or cook it on stove top until it is done.Take care that the dal will not become mushy.Drain it and keep aside
  • To make Garlic Chilli powder grind red chillies along with grated dry coconut and salt to a coarse powder.Add garlic cloves to it at the end and grind again.
  • Heat oil in a deep bottomed tawa and crackle mustard seeds.
  • Add crushed garlic,curry leaves and fry for a minute.Add finely chopped onions and fry until they are translucent.
  • Add the chopped beans and fry for 2-3 mins.Cover it with a deep bottom plate and fill it with water and let the beans cook on steam for 12-15 mins until the beans are tender.
  • Add chana dal to it and fry for 4-5 mins.
  • Add the ground spice powder to it and mix and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Remove it from fire and serve hot.
Serve it hot with hot rice and fryums/papad or serve it with roti.

Note:
You can use cluster beans/gawarphali/goru chikkudu instead of yard long beans in this recipe and follow the same procedure.Just that you need to parboil o pressure cook cluster beans before proceding to make the curry instead of steam cooking it.

This is going to participate in
MLLA-18 hosted by Srivalli of Cooking 4 all seasons event started by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook.


27 comments:

Renu said...

nice idea of combining bean with daal.....nice presentation

Pari said...

Hi Prathy, am I the first one here? It's been quite sometime I got hold of these beans..lucky u. I always like the combo with chana dal, even cabbage tastes so good with it. Will make ur version when I get them next..
Hey do drop by whenever u get time dear.

Priya said...

Delicious and prefect side dish for rasam rice..feel like having rite now..

Sushma Mallya said...

so nicely presented,love this simple & delicious stir fry

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Beautiful presentation.Perfect with rice.

Laavanya said...

I Usually make only a simple thoran. This sounds very flavorful &different

SE(Denufood) said...

i love to have these beans..i usually make it with tomatoes..will try ur version

Gita said...

Nice combination dear...I would love to have this with rasam :)

Vrinda said...

Bean and dal ,sounds like a yummy combo..nice presentation...

Anncoo said...

Very nice presentation. I think this goes well with rice.

Sarah Naveen said...

i love the combo..looks really yummy and perfect with rice..

Gulmohar said...

I love this beans..sounds like a great combo..:-)

Cham said...

Usually if we combine channa dhal is watery our curry!This one sounds good!

chakhlere said...

Great side dish!!
What a nice click !!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow looks so delicious, perfect sidedish with anything. Nice one.

Rohini said...

Sounds like a great combo!! Lovely click!
Btw, I tried your "Snake-gourd kura" last week.. It was simply fabulous and DH n me relished it till the last bit! Will post it soon n link it back to ya!

Sujatha said...

Usually I sprinkle water to cook the beans.. You have an interesting idea to cook the bean with a deep bottom plate filled with water! never heard of it.. I'm sure this will reduce the sogginess of the beans.. Will try it next time for sure!

Beans looks delicious and spicy!

jeyashrisuresh said...

excellent presentation and nice click too.adding channa dal will surely give a creamy texture.

Tina said...

Great combination...fry sounds yummy...

Srivalli said...

Lovely stir fry..thanks for sending it!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks nice and sounds good too...Prathiba :) Never bought long beans! Nice presentation!

DEESHA said...

beans & Dal stir fry looks yummm

Malar Gandhi said...

I like ur presentation so much, looks too good. Love all kinds of beans..this looks spicy and nice.

forkbootsandapalette said...

i love lentils with any veggies..transforms it into something even more yummy!

Valarmathi said...

Nice combo, looks yummy and lovely presentation.

my kitchen said...

Beautiful presentation,Never tried beans with Channa Dal,looks really good

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me...looks yummy...

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