When I was young, my sister and me would want to eat only the dal and not the vegatable, so my mom used to fry the dal alone and mix it with white rice and ghee. This curry tastes great with plain curd or curd rice. My hubby who had never eaten this before marriage became a great fan of this dish later. Try it, I'm sure you will love it.
Beans- 1 cup(chopped)
onion- 1/2 (medium,chopped)
red chillies- 2
channa dal- 1/4 cup
Soak channa dal & red chilli(1) for 1 hr and grind it coarsley with salt.Boil beans with very little water & salt until half done. Heat oil in kadai and fry mustard seeds urad dal, red chilli. Then add channa dal and fry until raw smell goes. Now add beans and a pinch of turmeric. cook till done. Finally add curry leaves.