What can I write about this simple and humble green beans curry which appears so very frequently on on dining tables? This healthy vegetable can be transformed into a number of mouth watering dishes almost in a flash what with the gadgets available in today's kitchen. 

My mom cooks the beans in the pressure cooker along with Dal and/or rice and meal prep is a breeze from there! Dal, Beans curry and rice all done in 30 min :) and add Tomato Rasam to the mix as it is done while the pressure cooker is working hard !! Whether you use pressure cooker and/or microwave, cooking this meal is surely a matter of minutes, don't you all agree? Here is Green Beans Curry for Day 6 of BM#5.

Green Beans Curry

Ingredients -

Green Beans , finely chopped 3 cups 
Coconut Powder 3 Tbsp
Coriander leaves a few
Green Chillies 2-3 (or as needed)
Turmeric - a pinch
Salt to taste
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp)

* Sometimes I add chopped onions too and sometimes I add the peanut-coconut masala and sometimes it is just salt, red chilli powder and coconut powder. But each time it is a delight to have it as part of a meal!

Green Beans Curry

Method of preparation - 

Boil the chopped green beans. [I cooked them in the microwave for 8 min.]

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 boiled beans. Add turmeric too and mix well.

Grind coconut powder, coriander leaves and green chillies and sprinkle it on the beans. Also add salt and mix well.

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

Check out my fellow Marathoners doing BM#5 

Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Cool Lassi(e)KalyaniPriya MahadevanSuma
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Priya SureshVeena,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets: ShylajaSrivalli
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Priya Yallapantula
Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast:AarthiVaishali

Serves 4 Adults 

Preparation Time 20 min
Posted by Harini on Saturday, May 14, 2011


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. Lovely one Harini. I don't why but beans koora + menthaku pappu is my all time favorite meal.

  3. My hubby's a grt fan of beans n sothindaian food...a combo to please him...thnx for the simple yet amazing recipe.

  4. Shylaja Says:
  5. Nice idea of grinding kothamalli with coconut. I used to prepare only with coconut.Will try this version
    South Indian Home

  6. Pavani Says:
  7. Simple, yet yummy beans kura Harini. Looks healthy and delicious.

  8. Beans curry looks so wonderfully prepared and colorful. Very easy to prepare dish.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. green bean curry looks colourful and healthy

  10. Akila Says:
  11. yummy curry...
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  12. Healthy delicious curry :)

  13. Aarthi Says:
  14. very healthy curry and looks fresh..will try this soon

  15. simple n hearty meal..love this..:)

  16. Usha Says:
  17. I make green beans very often. I don;t add any spices though... just onion+garlic+green chilies+chili powder and curry leaves.

    Green beans curry looks delicious and will try adding some masala next time.

  18. Unknown Says:
  19. Yum, what a beautiful pic, drooling :)

  20. Priya Suresh Says:
  21. Yumm, i can have this curry with anything,simply delicious..

  22. Suman Singh Says:
  23. Delicious and healthy stir fry..

  24. Super simple and yummy curry!

  25. divya Says:
  26. looks marvelous and flavorful..

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