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Yard Long Beans with Potato

21 Jun

Alasandala Bangala Dumpa Kura.

Yard long beans are chopped up and cooked in oil along with spices. Diced potato is added to the long beans and cooked till done. Serve yard long beans with potato with steamed rice or with chapati.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Yard Long Beans with Potato.


Yard Long Beans 1 1/2 Cups Chopped
Potato 1
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash and dice the potato.
Wash yard long beans thoroughly and remove little bit of both ends.
Chop the yard long beans into inch sized pieces.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped yard long beans.
Stir fry for a minute, add a cup of water and cook covered on low flame for around 10 minutes.
Uncover, add green chiles, turmeric powder, diced potato and salt.
Cook covered again till potato is soft and whole and beans are cooked.
Adjust any seasonings if required and remove the yard long beans curry from heat.
Serve yard long beans with potato with steamed rice or with chapati.
Notes: Make sure long beans are cooked well.

Suggestions: If long beans are not cooked well, put it back on heat and cook covered on low flame till done. Add a splash of water if required.
Variations: Add few pinches of coriander powder if you wish.
Other Names: Yard Long Beans with Potato, Alasandala Bangala Dumpa Kura.