Long Beans Curry With Toor Dal

So many times, i saw this vegetable in grocery store but i ignored it as i dont know how it taste and how to cook. When i went to my cousin's house, she prepared this curry, it was awesome and tasted really good and she told me the procedure. So, this time i bought long beans to prepare simple curry that goes well with rice or chapati. First time i tried it today and it was superb. Now it's your turn to prepare:-)


2 cups chopped long beans
1/4 cup toor dal (wash and soak for 10-15 minutes in water)
2-3 tsps oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of hing
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste
few curry leaves
2 tsps lemon juice
coriander leaves, finely chopped


1:  In a pan, boil toor dal in such a way that it should not be mushy, every grain should be separated. Strain the dal and keep aside. Dont throw the water, you can use for making dal or in other curry.

2: Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them splutter.  Add hing, turmeric powder, curry leaves and saute for few seconds.

3:Then add chopped long beans, salt and mix well. Close the lid and let it cook till 90% done stirring occasionally.

4: Now add boiled toor dal, red chilli powder, coriander powder, mix well and saute for couple of minutes. Sprinkle few drops of water (dal water) if needed.

5: Finally add lemon juice and mix thoroughly.

6: Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or chapati.

 Sending this to Pari’s “Only Curries” hosted by Kamalika and Sreevalli's Cooking without Onion or Garlic 

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Archana.

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