Green Bean Curry | Green Bean Curry Recipe | Green Beans Curry

green bean curry

Green bean curry, also known as, among others, huralikayi palya, is a delicious food, which also has traditional roots because it is made on the days of festivals like Ugadi, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi.

From the health point of view too, green bean curry is a winner.

Food Fact
health benefits of green beans
Green beans have a high antioxidant value. Antioxidants are said to lower the risk of some diseases.1

Diet rich in green vegetables, for example, the green bean, and yellow vegetables, might reduce the risk of certain heart diseases.2

Green bean is rich in, among others, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, vitamin C and fiber.

This curry is an excellent side dish for rice and sambar or rice and rasam. In particular, the rice-tomato rasam-green bean curry trio can make a meal tastier.

In the green bean curry recipe, try to use the flat green beans. It is more tastier than its round counterpart. Unfortunately, in the recent years, it is difficult to find the flat type in the stores.

The green beans curry recipe needs only a few, everyday ingredients. What's more, in just a few, simple steps you can prepare this cuisine in minutes.

Using finely chopped green beans is one way to make this side dish. For a change, vertically slit a green bean into two pieces. Then, horizontally cut each piece into two or three pieces.

The onions, green chillies, hing, and the bean itself, give the green beans curry a superb taste. The coriander leaves, plenty of coconut gratings and a few drops of lemon juice, as garnishing, is bound to make this side dish lip-smacking.

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Servings: 2-3


1. Green beans 30-40
2. Oil 2-3 teaspoons
3. Mustard 1/4 teaspoon
4. Channa dal 1 teaspoon
5. Jeera 1/4 teaspoon
6. Hing few pinches
7. Curry leaves 1 sprig
8. Green chillies, chopped, 2-3 or to taste
9. Onion, chopped, 1/4 cup
10. Coconut gratings 1-2 tablespoons
11. Salt to taste
12. Coriander leaves, few sprigs
13. Lemon juice to taste

How to make Green Bean Curry?

green bean curry video

1. Add a tablespoon of salt to a utensil containing water.

Remove the ends of the green beans and add to the water.

Soak for about 20 minutes.

Discard the water.

Wash again with fresh water.
2. Finely chop the green beans.
3. Heat the oil in a utensil.
4. Add mustard seeds and chana dal when the oil becomes hot.


Add jeera.

Fry till the dal turns to golden brown.

Add hing.

5. Add curry leaves and chilies.

Fry for a few seconds.
6. Add onions.

Fry till the onions become translucent.
7. Add green beans.

Fry for a minute.
8. There are two methods to cook the green beans:

1. Using a pressure cooker.

2. Using the same utensil used for frying.

The steps that follow uses method 1, because pressure cooking is said to preserve more nutrients.

The other benefits of pressure cooking include savings in cooking time.
9. Add about 1-cup of water or more, depending on the size of the cooker.

Place the utensil with the beans inside the cooker.

If the utensil you used for frying does not fit inside the cooker, transfer the beans to another utensil and place it inside the cooker.

Cook till one whistle and switch-off the stove.
10. Remove the lid after ensuring there is no pressure in the cooker.
11. Remove the utensil from the cooker and place it on the stove.

Switch-on the stove.

Add salt.

Add a tablespoon of water, if there is no water.

Cook till the beans absorb the salt and there is no water.
12. Add coconut gratings.

Fry for a few seconds.

Switch-off the stove.

Add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice.

13. Green bean curry or huralikayi palya is ready.

green bean curry final

TIPS Green Bean Curry
1. Try to use fresh and tender green beans, as these make the curry tastier.
2. The curry will be green, if cooked in a utensil other than a cooker. However, cooking in a cooker is recommended, because it helps retain the nutrients better.
3. In step 9 add one or two tablespoons of chopped onion to the utensil and mix, for tastier curry.