Chinese yardlong beans and tomato curry
Chinese long beans /bora /bodie /payar/ cow pea beans /Lobhia ki phali /Chawli ki phali so many names for the healthy bean ,which is but comparatively less popular among other beans. Long bean is mainly a summer vegetable but now very easily available through out the year.It is best used when tender and fresh .It dries soon in comparison to other beans so if some beans dries while storage then don’t throw them just collect the seeds from the dried pods and use in the curry.
Like all other beans it also have numerous health benefits. It has a very good amount of fiber so very good for stomach and bowl movement .Recommended for diabetic and hyper tension patients as it helps to lower cholesterol and is diuretic in nature.
In North India specially in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh boda/masala long beans is a very popular and favorite bean and used to make stir fries and curries.I have also posted my favourite Dahi wali long bean aloo ki subzi and this dry stir fry is also a family favourite I have used panch phoran to temper the long beans which enhance the flavour of this long bean stir fry/barbatti masala.