Patoli is a traditional Andhra dish and is very tasty and healthy.Today’s recipe is made with french beans and lentil(bengal gram, senaga pappu) and goes well with rice and rotis. I have used french beans in this dish today but you can substitute it with either okra,cluster beans,cabbage or raw banana.
- 1 cup of chopped beans(cut into 1″ pieces and boiled in salted water)
- 1 big onion chopped
- 2 green chillis slit length wise
- 10 curry leaves
- 1/2 mustard seeds
- 1 tsp urad dal(minapappu,black gram)
- 1 1/2 tsps jeera
- 2 whole dry red chillis
- 1″ piece ginger
- 1 cup channa dal(senaga pappu,bengal gram)soaked in water for 2 hours
- 1/3 tsp turmeric
- pinch of asafoetida
Grind the soaked channa dal with ginger,dry red chillis,1 tsp cumin seeds and salt to a coarse texture without adding water.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wide vessel and add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
Now add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds,urad dal,asafoetida and curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds.
Now add the green chillis and onions and fry till transparent.Add turmeric pwd.
Now add the boiled french beans and fry for 3 minutes.
Now add the ground channa dal and mix well and cover and cook stirring once in a while for 10-12 minutes.
The Patoli should have a fry powder-like texture.
This goes very well with hot rice and a dash of ghee. Tastes best when eaten hot!