Grind the soaked channa dal with ginger, dry red chillies, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and salt to a coarse texture without adding water.
Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a wide vessel and add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, urad dal, asafoetida and curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
Add the green chillies and onions and fry till transparent. Add turmeric.
Now add the blanched french beans and fry for 3 minutes.
Add the ground channa dal and mix well and cover and cook stirring once in a while for 12-15 minutes.
The patoli should have a dry saute look, like a stir fry. This goes very well with hot rice or rotis and a dash of ghee. Tastes best when eaten hot!
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Key Ingredients: French Beans, Asafoetida, Bengal Gram (split), Mustard seeds, Curry leaves, Cumin seeds, Ginger, Salt, Turmeric, Red Chilli, vegetable oil, green chillies, onion,