Recipe by Anu
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
- 250 g fresh green beans or 250 g French beans, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon dried lentils or 1 tablespoon mung dal
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch turmeric powder
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oil in a saucepan on a low flame and add the mustard seeds.
- When they begin to sputter, add the chopped french beans, lentils, salt, turmeric powder and water.
- The water should be sufficient to cover the beans, so add some more if necessary.
- Cover the saucepan tightly and cook on a low flame for about 30 minutes or until the beans are well cooked.
- 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.
- After 30 minutes most of the water should have evaporated.
- Switch off burner, remove from flame and serve hot.