Thingalavrya phanna upkari ~ white navy beans curry

Main Dish
4 servings
20 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Thingalavro/Navy beans - 1/2 cup

Onion - 1

Oil - 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp

Red chilly - 1

Green chilly - 1

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Tomato - 1

Tamarind - a small pinch

Red chilly powder - 1/2 tbsp


  • Cook the beans in a pressure cooker for 20-25 minutes till soft.
  • Make a paste of the boiled tomato and tamarind and keep aside.
  • In a kadai add oil and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add both the chillies,curry leaves and onions and saute for 5 minutes or till the onions start browning.
  • Mix in the tomato-tamarind paste and red chilly powder and let it come to a boil.
  • Add the cooked beans and salt to taste.
  • Simmer for 10-12 minutes or till the curry starts thickening.
  • Serve with rice.


Thingalavrya Phanna upkari ~ White Navy Beans Curry, photo 1Thingalavrya Phanna upkari ~ White Navy Beans Curry, photo 2


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