French Beans Curry/Dry Subzi

Beans Curry/Dry Subzi a simple saute which can be made either with moong dal or with Coconut. But i usually make it with both. In our place, this curry will also be part of a Festival Menu where the spread is like 2 Curry, Dal/Kootu, Sambhar, Rasam, Vadai and Payasam. Coz mostly one of the curries will be deep-fry and other will be a simple saute. It is an Easy to make, quick recipe that serves as a tasty accompaniment with Rice/roti or even with my Morning Breakfast Dosa!!!


2 Cups Chopped French Beans
3 tbsp of Moong dal
3 tbsp of freshly grated coconut 
1/2 cup Water
Salt to taste

2 tsp Vegetable Oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 sprigs of curry leaves
3 green chilies (i have used 2 Thai red chilies) , slit lengthwise
1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida
1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • Heat a pan/kadai, with oil given under “Tempering”, Splutter mustard seeds, add hing, turmeric powder, curry leaves and slit Chilies, and Saute.
  • Next add the Chopped Beans to the Tempering and saute for a minute or two. Next add 1/2 Cup Water, Grated Coconut, Moong dal to it . Close and Cook for 10-12 minutes. 
  • After the given time, if the beans is cooked, remove the lid and cook till it is dry. It takes another 3-5 minutes. If the beans is still uncooked after 12 minutes, then cover and cook for some more time.
  • Take it off the stove and Serve Hot with Rice/roti. I even have it with Dosa’s.
Wishing you all a Very Happy Tamil New Year