French Bean and Chana Dal Stir-fry

French Bean and Chana Dal Stir-fry

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A typical South Indian way of preparing French beans, perked up with soaked chana dal and flavoured with a traditional tempering. The chana dal helps provide crunch and volume to the stir-fry, as a low glycemic index alternative to other supplementary ingredients like coconut. While most vegetables can be prepared this way, the French Beans and Chana Dal Stir-Fry is especially beneficial for diabetics as the fibre present in French beans binds the glucose and slows down its absorption thereby preventing a quick rise in blood sugar levels.

French Bean and Chana Dal Stir-fry recipe - How to make French Bean and Chana Dal Stir-fry

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  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few more seconds.
  3. Add the french beans, chana dal and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy70 cal
Protein2.8 g
Carbohydrates8.3 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat2.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium8.2 mg


French Beans Foogath ( Good Food for Diabetes)
 on 15 Nov 12 11:45 AM

Chopped French beans cooked with Chana dal. Non spicy and tasty.