Yard long beans - chana dal stir fry

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy
Beans,dal and garlic chilli powder adds a unique taste to the curry which is very well balanced in flavor.


Number of serving: 4
1 Bunch of Yard long beans

1/2 cup chana dal

1 big Onion,finely chopped

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

A sprig of curry leaves

2 garlic cloves,chopped and crushed


To grind:

5-6 dry red chillies

2-3 tablespoons grated dry coconut

4-5 garlic cloves

salt to taste


  • 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 minutes.
  • Cover it with a deep bottom plate and fill it with water and let the beans cook on steam for 12-15 minutes until the beans are tender.
  • Add chana dal to it and fry for 4-5 minutes. 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.


Yard long beans - Chana dal Stir fry, photo 1
Yard long beans - Chana dal Stir fry, photo 2


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