Yardlong Bean Masala Curry - Barbati masala kura

Long beans (Chinese Long beans) commonly known as Barbati in India. They are very rich in proteins and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium and Manganese . Here's a very healthy and tasty "Yardlong Bean Masala Curry" prepared with Yardlong beans, raw coconut and various spices from Hema's Kitchen.


Long beans ( barbati) : 2 cups (Cut into 1 inch pieces )
Onion : 1 medium size (chopped )
Ginger : 1 1/2 inch piece
Garlic pods : 6
Coconut  piece : medium size (cut into small pieces)
Poppy seeds : 1/2 tea spoon
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tea spoon
Garam masala powder : 1tea spoon
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Red chilly powder : 11/2 tea spoon
Oil : 1 table spoon
Salt to taste


Grind ginger, garlic pods, coconut pieces, poppy seeds, cumin seeds and onion into smooth paste keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add long bean pieces, cover with a lid and fry for 5 minutes on low flame.
Add turmeric powder, salt, red chilly powder, mix well and fry for 2 minutes on low flame.
Now add ground paste and garam masala powder into above mixture, mix well and fry for 2 minutes on low flame.
Now add little water if necessary and cook on low flame till done.
Serve hot with Rice or Roti.


  1. This looks fantastic! I could go for some right now - YUM!

    1. Thank u Amy for your appreciation. Looking forward to introduce new variety of recipes in the days to come.

  2. love the masalas into it.. nice one

  3. Healthy yet tasty looking masala curry. Looks very inviting.

  4. Tasty inviting masala beans curry..

  5. This is a new way of using long beans for me. I sure am tempted because we must have a dish of veg everyday and the beautiful flavors are so alive.

  6. delicious bean curry...perfect to go with rice

  7. Thankyou so much for stopping by my space.
    Love long beans in any form.Glad to join ur blog.

  8. different way of cooking long beans looks great,

    On going event Flavors of cuisines - "Turkish"

  9. This is very different and lovely Hema will try this soon..

  10. Just need a bowl of rice to enjoy this curry.

  11. Need some rice and daal with this beans and we are good to go, oh and maybe some pickle too :-)

  12. delicious curry...such a yummy masala combo :-)


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