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Add this to your Healthy Nutrition Menu

We are continuing our culinary journey into easy-to-prepare meals that are high on health but low on calories. The COVID-19 situation has heightened the importance of home-cooked food, and this blog has been making a small humble attempt to give you a variety of recipes that fulfil your nutritional needs without compromising on health – and without keeping you stuck in the kitchen for lengthy periods of time.

Today’s recipe is a healthy stir-fry dish made using French Beans and Split Bengal Gram. You can have it ready to serve in 20 minutes or less.

Here are the ingredients that you will need.


  1. French Beans: 400 grams

  2. Split Bengal Gram (Chana Dal): 30 grams

  3. Mustard Oil: 2 tablespoons

  4. Onion: 1

  5. Garlic (Lehsun): 3 cloves

  6. Ginger (Adrak): One half-inch piece

  7. Green Chillies: 2

  8. Salt: to taste

The ingredients mentioned above are for preparing four servings; adjust the ingredients proportionately to suit the number of servings you require.

Use split Bengal gram (Chana Dal) that has been pre-soaked and parboiled.


Cut the French beans into small pieces (around a centimetre in length).

Finely chop the onions.

Finely chop the garlic.

Finely chop the ginger.

Finely chop the green chillies.


Heat the oil in a pan on a Medium flame. Add the onion and sauté for a minute or so.

Next, add the garlic, ginger and green chillies and continue to sauté for around 30 seconds or so.

Now add the French beans and split Bengal gram along with salt. Cook for around three minutes, stirring the contents of the pan at regular intervals.

Your healthy dish of Stir-Fry French Beans and Chana Dal is now ready to be served. It’s a great recipe for weight control since it has just 70 calories per serving. It is also good for cholesterol control and heart health – it has high magnesium content which plays a key role in maintaining a healthy heartbeat. It also has a low glycaemic index; this makes it good for diabetics. The high fibre content of the French beans helps in binding glucose and slowing down its absorption.

So add this recipe to your list of healthy dishes right away!

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