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Beans in Yogurt

Beans in yogurt is a simple and easy dish that you can quickly put together using beans in a yogurt sauce/gravy. When tempered with mustard & red chillies it makes for a cooling dish to be paired with rice for a hot summer day.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword White Beans, Yogurt Curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 3


  • 1/4 kg French beans or string beans (yard long beans/sango)
  • 1-1/2 cups yogurt (plain curds)
  • 2-3 long dry red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons oil for seasoning
  • salt to taste


  • Wash and string the beans. Cut into 1/4" pieces. Transfer into a pan, sprinkle some water, add the salt and cook until tender, do not overcook.
  • In a bowl, whisk the yogurt until smooth. Add a little water if required to adjust the consistency of the gravy.
  • In a small seasoning pan heat the oil and add the mustard. When the seeds stop spluttering toss in the broken dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds. Add the asafoetida and quickly pour the seasoning into the whisked yogurt.
  • Pour the yogurt mixture over the cooked beans and mix. Serve with piping hot rice.