Sri Lankan winged bean stir fry (Dambala Thel Dala )

Sri Lankan recipe-Dambala Thel Dala
winged bean stir fry

Winged Beans (Dambala) are a protein packed vegetable which I always like to use in my dishes.Other than Protein,it is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Do you know, it is even rich with calcium? This is also known as four angled beans.In Sri Lanka,we even consume the leaves of this plant.

Sri Lankan recipe-Dambala Thel Dala
Sri Lankan recipe-Dambala Thel Dala

This stir fry is a simple dish and cooked as per Sri Lankan style.
Here is the recipe for Sri Lankan Winged Bean stir fry (Dambala thel dala)
Ingredients: (for 3-4 servings)
250g Winged beans
1 medium Onion
1 tspn Ginger Garlic Paste
3-4 Green chilli
½ tspn mustard seeds
1 tspn curry powder
½ tspn turmeric powder
1 tbsp Chilli powder
¼ tspn fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
1 sprig Curry Leave
2 inch piece of Pandan leave
Salt to taste
2 tbspn Oil
1 tbspn Maldive fish (optional)
Sri Lankan recipe-Dambala Thel Dala
Wash, remove the ends & slice winged beans.
Slice onion and green chilli .Heat a pan with 2-3 tbspn oil. Add mustard seeds & let it fry.
Once mustard seeds start splutter, add onion, Ginger garlic paste, green chilli, and curry leaf and pandan leave.
Sauté until onions are golden colour.Then add sliced winged beans and mix well. Fry till winged beans are tender.
Then add curry powder, chili powder, fenugreek seeds and cinnamon stick & mix well.
Add salt as per taste. Add maldive fish.(optional)
Cover & fry for another few minutes until winged beans are cooked properly.
Serve hot with rice & enjoy!
Sri Lankan recipe-Dambala Thel Dala
 Do you like winged beans?How do you cook?As a curry or in another way?I would like to know.