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Indian Green Beans and Peas

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“I love this recipe. This is a nice homemade traditional indian recipe. Served with roti's on side or can have it as a snack as a sandwich filling. The white lentils makes it crunchy and really yummy. White lentil can be replaced with channa dal.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil. if the cumin seeds crackles then oil is ready.
  2. Add cumin, asafoetida, red chillis and white lentil.
  3. Stir fry for 30 seconds. Stop if white lentil changes color.
  4. Add green beans and peas and mix it well. Cover the pan turn the heat down a bit, between medium and low. (Before adding beans and peas make sure you wash them with cold water).
  5. Let it cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until the beans and peas are tender. Make sure you stir in between while it is being cooked.
  6. Remove the cover and add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
  7. Let the beans cook without cover and make sure you keep mixing for all the spices to blend inches
  8. Keep stirring for the next 2 to 3 min make sure it does not stick to the pan.
  9. Turn off the heat and add lemon juice.
  10. Serve with roti's.

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