Green Beans with Moong Dal

by - November 21, 2010

This curry is very yummy & easy to prepare. Even kids loves to eat.  Doesn't requires special ingredients & consume less oil.


Green beans - 1 pounds
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Green chili - 4 ~ 5
Shredded Coconut - 1 tbsp ( optional)
Water - 1/2 cup for green beans & 1/2 cup for cooking dal  or required
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seed -1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - required


  • Half cook Moong Dal with 1/2 cup of water, Drain & keep drained water & Dal separately. 
  • Cook Green beans, Green chili with water ( can take drained dal water too) & salt.
  • When Green beans become soft add Dal & stir in between until water evaporates. 
  • Adjust Salt & spice to taste.
  • Add Shredded Coconut & stir for a minute & turn off the heat.
  • Temper with seasoning ingredients & add to the dish. 

(Note:- Don't cover green beans while cooking to retain the green colour & using required amount of water also preserve Green colour .  We can also use other veggie like cabbage, carrot, cauliflower etc.  Don't over cook Moong dal, it wont taste good.)

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  1. Hi Sarasawati...I am new here....never heard of beans and moong dal...looks healthy and yummy...thanks for sharing.


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