Green Beans with Lentils

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Anu_N

Another spartan vegetable side that we make at home, but this one's always been my favourite and is the reason why I love french beans! Once when I was a kid, I sat on my kitchen platform and ate the entire 4 servings of this dish that my mom made, while she was cooking the rest of dinner!

Top Review by misdanrs

I thought this was quite bland. I ended up adding some garlic, more turmeric and some ground mustard seed, sauteed onions and more salt. It was better but nothing fabulous. Won't bother to make again

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan on a low flame and add the mustard seeds.
  2. When they begin to sputter, add the chopped french beans, lentils, salt, turmeric powder and water.
  3. The water should be sufficient to cover the beans, so add some more if necessary.
  4. Cover the saucepan tightly and cook on a low flame for about 30 minutes or until the beans are well cooked.
  5. Check to see that the water is sufficient (that is, the mixture isn't dry) every 10 minutes, with stirring, and add more water if necessary.
  6. After 30 minutes most of the water should have evaporated.
  7. Switch off burner, remove from flame and serve hot.

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