Yardlong Beans with Cabbage

17 Feb

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.


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


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.


9 Responses to “Yardlong Beans with Cabbage”

  1. meena wani February 18, 2010 at 1:57 am #

    pl. give hindi or gujarati name for yardlong beans.

  2. Madhuri February 18, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    This looks very tempting, will try it soon. @meena i dont know the hindi term but you can see how they look like http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/85071963

  3. Kiran February 19, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    I love the texture of this fry. I usually shred the cabbage in a food processor. How does one shred yardlong beans, Anusha?

  4. tejaswi February 21, 2010 at 4:55 am #

    ur blog perfect eenadu lochusa

  5. Balu March 14, 2010 at 4:42 am #


  6. Raji March 15, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    @meena wani try wiki. what do u call em? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigna_unguiculata_subsp._sesquipedalis
    @Madhuri thank you so so much for helping out. do give it a try. its a lovely recipe.
    @Kiran i chopped it fine this time. but i do use the processor a lot.
    @tejaswi thank you andi
    @Balu thanks

  7. swetha July 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    your blog is awesome…

  8. Raji July 28, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    thx swetha 🙂


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