I have quite a few iyengar recipes in my blog. All the credits go to my friend, She taught me lots of her and her mum's recipe. They all turned out great. You can check out all those recipes here.
This is one of the recipe which she bought to lunch oneday. I asked her the recipe and she gave me, this as month's back. I always wanted to try this recipe for a very long time and finally the day arrived yesterday and i gave it a shot. The result was exactly same as hers.
The combination of little crispy and spicy dal cooked along with the soft tender beans was amazing. It goes perfectly with any spicy gravies. You can check out all the kulambu recipe here.
Preparation Time : 2 hours
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves - 4 to 5
Green Beans - 20 chopped finely
Toor Dal - 1 cup
Dry Red Chilli - 6
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Oil - 4 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundam Paruppu - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Start by Washing the dal. Now Soak toor dal for 1 to 2 hours. Drain them and set aside.
Take beans and salt in a saucepan and cover it with water. Bring it to boil and cook it for 10 mins till the beans is cooked. Drain it and set aside.
Take dry red chilli, salt, asafoetida, turmeric in a blender and blend them first. Once they are blended add in toor dal and make them to a coarse puree.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard and urad dal and let it sizzle.
Now add in the pureed dal mixture and keep frying till it becomes crumbles and gets cooked. It will take around 10 mins.
Now add in the cooked beans and mix well with the dal. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Stir fry this for 5 to 8 mins till everything is combined.
Serve hot with rice and any spicy gravy like pulikulambu.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Beans is chopped, Dal has been soaked|
|Add salt to beans|
|Cover with water|
|Bring it to a Boil|
|Cover with a lid|
|Cook till the beans is tender|
|Now take dry chilli in a blender|
|Add turmeric, asafoetida and salt to this|
|Add in drained and soaked dal|
|Make them into a coarse puree|
|Heat oil in a kadai|
|Add in mustard and urad dal|
|Now add in pureed dal|
|Fry the dal mixture|
|Keep stiring till the dal is cooked|
|Once it is cooked|
|Add the cooked beans|
|Mix them with the dal|
|Saute them til everything is combined|