Beans-Chana Dal Stir Fry

For this edition of BM # 18, I have chosen to post some dry saute/side dishes for the next 3 days.

We, at home are all fans of Green beans. We love them in any form. So I tried this version with soaked chana dal and it was a delightful fry. In fact I ate it like a salad as I had reduced the spice level for the kids!

Ingredients - 

Green Beans stringed and chopped 2-3 cups
Chana Dal 1/4 cup soaked for 2 hours
Onions finely chopped 1/4 cup
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp)
To Grind -
Coconut 2 Tbsp
Sesame seeds , roasted 1 Tbsp 
Dry Red Chillies 2-3
Coriander leaves few

Beans-Chana Dal Stir Fry

Method Of Preparation -

Boil/Steam the green beans separately either on the stove top or in the microwave.

Grind the ingredients listed under 'To Grind' and set aside.

In a heated kadai/wok, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the mustard seeds pop, saute the onions until they are translucent.

Add the soaked and drained chana dal. Stir fry for a couple minutes.

Sprinkle turmeric and add the boiled/steamed beans. Stir fry 
adding the ground masala.

Add salt as needed and remove from fire.

Serve as a side dish along with rice and Dal/Sambar.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other marathoners doing BM #18.

Preparation Time 25 min
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, July 10, 2012


  1. delicious bean dish

  2. Pavani Says:
  3. I love the addition of lentils to dry curries. Your dish looks amazing. Will give it a try soon.

  4. this looks so yummy - just got home after being out all day - starving and wish I had a bowl of this right now

  5. So fresh and the beans look crunchy!

  6. So healthy and the beans look so crunchy!

  7. perfect for simple and yummy meal

  8. divyagcp Says:
  9. Simple and delicious stir fry. Very healthy.
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  10. sushma Says:
  11. Looks great nice and healthy

  12. preeti garg Says:
  13. Awesome and healthy version

  14. Priya Suresh Says:
  15. Wow wat a yummy and irresistible combo, loving it.

  16. Jayanthi Says:
  17. Looks awesome...the colors of beans and channa dal compliment the dish so well and I'm sure they'll taste good as I'm relating them to South Indian Usili dish.

  18. Unknown Says:
  19. Like that fresh green color of the beans and th ecolor combination of dal and beans. looks so inviting harini perfet choice with rasam and rice.
    Yes those tomato cubes looks s like watermelon cubes I like the color too..

  20. the color of the dish is very appealing.. bright green with yellow..

  21. wonderful..ok now this is what I am going to try next from your blog..I tried the stuffed tindodas and everyone relished them.

  22. superb and awesome beans curry with chana dal.

  23. Usha Says:
  24. Nice combination, Harini!

  25. Looks very inviting. Loved the way you have retained the colour of beans...

  26. Who doesn't love this combo..Looks so colorful and tempting!

  27. Suma Gandlur Says:
  28. They come in handy during weekdays besides being nutritive.

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