March 06, 2006

Bean & Lentil Curry(Beans Paruppu Poriyal/Beans Pappu Koora)

The curry which I have presented today is one of my husband's favorite curry and mine too.We devour it like a snack.Its the most simplest ,easiest and yet tastiest recipe. Well now really I would like the nutritional facts of beans to speak for themselves and here goes my favorite part...

Green beans are quite low in calories(44 calories in a whole cup) and are loaded with plenty of nutrients.They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A and manganese.They are a good source of dietary fibre,potassium,folate and iron.And, green beans are a good source of magnesium, thiamin, riboflavin, copper, calcium, phosphorous, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and niacin. Actually the list ends but definitely not the goodness of this vegetable. The vitamin K provided by green beans - a spectacular 122.0% of the daily value in one cup - is important for maintaining strong bones.

As we all know lentils(dhal) are very popular in India. Lentils are shaped like lens. Lentils are high in protein/carbohydrate content but lower on the nutritional value. Protein content ranges from 22% to 35% .They mostly come in split form which we commonly use, as well as the full form which we generally dont use that much in Indian cooking. A variety of lentils exist with colors that range from yellow to red-orange to green, brown and black. The colours of the seeds when removed from the pods vary, and there are large and small varieties. They are sold in many forms, with or without the pods, whole or split.

Thus the nutrition from the beans, the protein and carbohydrate from the lentil makes this curry a very healthy option to accompany your rice. So here goes my RECIPE.................... TADAH!!!!!





Ingredients

Regular/French beans- 3 cups (chopped)
toor dhal- 1/4 cup(cooked)
seasoning- urad dhal(2 tsp),bengal gram dhal(2 tsp), red chillies(3)
salt - to taste


Method

  1. Chop beans thinly.
  2. Cook the beans in microwave with very less water(like 1/4 cup) till somewhat tender.
  3. By the time beans are ready, heat oil(1 tblsp) in a pan and fry seasoning one bye one in the given order until reddish brown.
  4. Now add the cooked beans and fry till it is cooked completely and gives a nice fried taste.
  5. Finally add the dhal and mix for just 2 min in that heat and switch off.
  6. Thus a delicious curry is ready to go with your rasam or sambhar.

15 comments:

Anjali said...

Looks very yummy, I love beans with cooked toor dhal ... When I tried I added the cooked dhal in the tawa before the beans and thus the dhal would get stuck to the tawa ..so I think yours is a better idea !! Will try soon!

Kitchenmate said...

BDSN: cool recipe. have tried this with only variation of adding a tsp of grated coconut. Tastes great:)

Priya said...

BSDN - this beans poriyal recipe is really good, i have a slight variation, shall post the recipe soon. I also make it like Kitchenmate says , adding coconut.

BDSN said...

Anjali:Yes!! Ur guess is right!Never add dhal in the first place..just two min in the heat is more than enough..so before switching off the stove just mix cooked dhal with the vegetables..

Kitchenmate:Adding coconut finally is really a nice touch..will try next time..

Priya:Looking forward for the twist in your recipe..

spicehut said...

This is a new combination for me. Looks good.

BDSN said...

Spicehut:Thanks for your comment..

Saffron said...

sounds like a simple, easy, yummy recipe. I love beans! This seems like a simpler version of "Usili". Have to try your recipe...

BDSN said...

Saffron Hut: You are right!This is ofcourse a very simple recipe and I follow this recipe for either beans or carrots.

Luv2cook said...

Hi BSDN:

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. This beans poriyal looks good. I will try it sometime.

Santhi said...

I have made beans with moong dal but never with toor dal. Will have to try with this now.

BDSN said...

HI Luv2cook,Santhi..

Pls do try this recipe and let me know how it came out..Thanks!!!! for stopping by!!

Ashwini said...

I ate poriyal yesterday! I love the preparation. I add coconut too and once in Chennai I had poriyal with chana dal. Everything tastes good I feel made this way :-)

BDSN said...

The only poriyal with channa dhal that i have tasted is cabbage..and iam not that much of a fan of it..but i love combo of beans and dhal..

Lera said...

Bdsn, your recipe & the pic are tempting me to try this yummy dish this week.Thanks for sharing!

BDSN said...

Thanks Lera!!Pls try and do let me know..