Green Beans and Peas

Green Beans and Peas

Green Beans and Peas

Green beans and peas is healthy side dish with mild spices, which nicely compliments kadhi or any dal.
Serves 4 to 6
5 from 1 vote
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • 4 cup French cut green beans or 16 oz frozen
  • 2 cup green peas or 6 oz frozen
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • Pinch asafetida hing
  • 2 tsp cumin seed jeera
  • 5 red chilies lal mirch
  • 2 Tbsp washed urad dal
  • 2 tsp coriander powder dhania
  • ½ tsp turmeric haldi
  • 1 tsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice adjust to taste


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil. If the cumin seed cracks right away, the oil is ready.
  • When the cumin seeds crack, add hing, red chilies and urad dal.
  • Stir-fry for half a minute, stop if the urad dal changes color.
  • Add green beans and peas, mix it well, and cover the pan. Turn down the heat to medium.
  • Let it cook for five to six minutes until the peas and beans are lightly tender. Do stir once in between.
  • Remove the cover and add the coriander powder, salt, and turmeric.
  • Let beans and peas cook without cover to allow the water to evaporate, this way the beans don’t become mushy. Stir the beans occasionally. Beans and peas should be lightly moist.
  • After turning of the heat add lemon juice.


  • Urad dal can be replaced with washed moong or chana dal.
  • Use as a filling to grilled sandwiches.
Keyword beans, curry, Dal, Gluten Free, Green, Khadi, lentils, peas, Vegan
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36 thoughts on “Green Beans and Peas

  1. I just made this and am enjoying it for a late lunch, along with some rice. Very tasty! Thank you.

    ps… I had some red lentils already cooked, so I used those instead of the dal.

  2. Thank you for your lovely recipes, Manjula Didi.

    When I cook with urad dal as a seasoning, they seem to stay hard. What am I doing wrong?

    Thank you for your help!


  3. Well, tried this recipe with Chana Dal instead of Urad Dal. The lentils didn’t cook (very crunchy) so added 1/4 cup water and cooked for a bit longer. Not quite sure how they cook when you do them!

  4. This is something I can eat all by myself, its really deliciuss

    I tried this recipe a year back and come back many times, is super side dish and will make it today again.

    I like to make Manjulas recipes as I am not that good with veg cooking, every time I need some veg dish this is the place I come first.

    BTW I like your new hair style Manjula, you look great 🙂

  5. Hello Manjula Aunty,

    I was bored with the bean + aloo combination so I tried this recipe today. It is great. I also tried your aloo gobhi and it was amazing. Thank you so much for putting these recipes.

  6. I tried this—did not have some of the ingredients and had less peas and beans(straight from the garden) after cooking I added it to pearl sized couscous… was well received…so good

  7. hello Aunty,

    My 3 years old son is a very fussy eater……doesn’t want to eat subji.Always he will say no sabji…first time he had roti and this sabji and was very happy to have it .Thanks a ton .plz plz add few more recipes like that with different veggies…


  8. mam ,

    it was awesome to learn a lot from u and that too in a homely manner it seems my mother is teaching me to cook.Thanks for everything.

    I have one request that why dont u post some items made from Broccoli

  9. oh you’re Jain thats why you dont include onions and garlic in your recipes… thats why i was wondering how can someone cook Indian food WITHOUT onion and garlic?But you should mention on your website that if someone wants to try including onions or garlic they can.

  10. Dear Manjulaji,
    Learning cooking or rather improving my cooking with your help has been excellent .My mother was a great cook(She is no more now}And whatever I missed learning from her made up by watching your cooking videos.Thank you is not enough for your efforts .God bless you and your family for this manava seva.Regards ,Sudha

  11. Hello Manjula,
    I came across your website very recently. Got impressed and made this beans and peas receipe the other day. It was very tasty that too without garlic and onion. I never liked beans so much. This was quite good. Only change was that I made it with fresh green beans and slit them in between. midium stirngs.

  12. Manjula,
    Thanks a lot for this easy, simple and very tasty way of cooking vegetables. I can now sense the “real taste of vegetables”. Flavoring the oil with cumin seeds, hing, red chilies make whole difference. I did not use hing much in my cook expect for Sambar. I have felt by adding hing to vegetables, help in digestion. I have tried the same recipes for other vegetables like green cabbage, purple cabbage (which was super hit) and beet root (grated), carrot (grated). I am so looking forward to your Ladoo with Gaund. I had my second baby few months back, I remember my mother making them by frying the gaund and making ladoo and panjiree for my first delivery. I wish I had remembered how she made them …

  13. Hi Manjula Aunty,

    I have small request to make, could you please post the recipe for ‘Sarso ka sag’?
    I tried once and I couldn’t eat myself. I mean the sarson ka taste was very strong.

    Thanks in advance!


  14. Namaste Auntyji
    Just wanted to say I tried this dish and loved it. It’s so healthy and so delicious.
    Looking forward to trying some of your other recipes. You make cooking so easy………..thank you!!!!! 🙂

  15. Dear Auntyji,
    Thanks for posting a new recipe. I’ll let you know when I’ve tried it.

    One question though, what is the purpose of the urad dal for this dish?

    Jaya 🙂

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