The long beans in the Indian store used to intrigue me in my first few years in US (about 10 yrs back). I casually mentioned this vegetable to Amma over the phone and she told me that they are known as Barbatti (probably in Hindi) and that she used to make curry out of it when we were in Assam (sometime during 1978-82 time period). Anyway I don't remember seeing this vegetable in Hyderabad where I spent about 15 yrs. Over the years I have modified Amma's recipe to suit our changing tastes!! This is how I currently like and make :)

Ingredients -

Barbatti chopped 3 cups 
Peanut-Coconut Masala - 1/4 cup (see the recipe)
Turmeric - a pinch
Onion - 1 medium, finely chopped (Optional)
Salt to taste
Seasoning (oil, chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds, dried red chilli, curry leaves)

Method of preparation - 

Boil the chopped barbatti.

In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil and add the seasoning to it.

After the mustard seeds splutter and the chana dal and urad dal turn golden brown, add the chopped onions and saute until golden brown.

Add the boiled barbatti and turmeric, the peanut-coconut masala and salt and mix well.

After about 2-3 min the curry is ready to be served with steaming hot rice!!

Serves 4 Adults 
Preparation Time 30 min
Posted by Harini on Sunday, June 20, 2010


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. SImply superb curry, love it..

  3. Ms.Chitchat Says:
  4. Curry looks very tasty,simple too. Almost similar to my preparation minus the to try this version too.

  5. this looks so delicious. we have varieties of dishes with this long beans(kerala)..this one is new to me..sure try sometime

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