Friday, 6 March 2015




Farasbi / french beans
250 gms
Urad dal / split black gram
¼ cup
Curry leaves
5 – 6 nos
Dry red chillies
2 – 3 nos
Scraped fresh coconut                  
½ cup
2 tbsp
Rai / mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Heeng / asafoetida
½ tsp


1.       Soak the urad dal in water for 30 min.

2.       Roughly slice the beans into small pieces.

3.       Sprinkle very little water on the beans and pressure cook them till just cooked.

4.       Usually 1 whistle of the pressure cooker is enough, more than that and the beans may become a mush. Remove and cool.

5.       Heat oil, add in the rai, when it splutters add in the heeng, curry leaves and red chillies.

6.       Drain the urad dal and add it to the pan.

7.       Stir the dal, cover, simmer and give it 1 steam. It should be 3/4 cooked.

8.       Now add in the beans and mix. Again cover and give it 1 – 2 steams till the beans are cooked.

9.       Add salt and the coconut.

10.   Mix the coconut with the beans. You need not cook the coconut.

11.   Serve hot with chapatis or phulkas. It also tastes awesome with dal and rice.

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