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Yardlong Beans with Cabbage

17 Feb

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Cabbage Bobbarlu Vepudu.

Yardlong beans also known as snake beans or asparagus beans are used here to make a simple yet tasty stir fry. Yardlong beans are shredded or chopped fine. They are then added to the tempering along with finely chopped cabbage. Once they turn soft but firm, yard long beans and cabbage  is served hot with steamed rice or roti.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Yardlong Beans with Cabbage Curry.

Ingredients:

Yardlong Beans 10 – 15 app.
Cabbage 1/4
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 2
Asafoetida a Pinch
Curry Leaves 6
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and chop the green chiles.
Remove outer leaves, wash and finely chop the cabbage.
Wash, remove ends and either finely chop or shred the yardlong beans using a food processor.

Heat oil in a small pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add green chiles, chopped cabbage, yardlong beans, turmeric powder and salt.
Cook covered on low flame for 5 minutes.
Uncover and stir fry for 3 – 5 minutes or until the cabbage is cooked with still holding a light crunch.
Remove the yardlong beans cabbage curry onto a bowl.
Serve yard long beans with cabbage over plain steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure to cook the cabbage and beans well.

Suggestions: Sprinkle little water if the contents tend to stick to the bottom of the pan. Do the same and cook covered if cabbage feels raw.
Variations: You can also squeeze half a lemon once the curry is removed from heat for fresh and tangy taste.
Other Names: Yardlong Beans with Cabbage, Cabbage Bobbara Kayala Vepudu, Bobbara Chikkudu Kura.