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!!!!!
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
- Chop beans thinly.
- Cook the beans in microwave with very less water(like 1/4 cup) till somewhat tender.
- 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.
- Now add the cooked beans and fry till it is cooked completely and gives a nice fried taste.
- Finally add the dhal and mix for just 2 min in that heat and switch off.
- Thus a delicious curry is ready to go with your rasam or sambhar.