This is my Mom's recipe. We never liked beans in our childhood but when she used to make it like this, we would eat any amount!!!
1 lb beans washed and cut in 1" pieces
1 small onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp rice soaked in little water for 15 minutes
2-3 green chilies
salt to taste
red chili powder to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp mustard oil
A pinch cumin seeds
Grind onion, garlic, ginger, green chilies and soaked rice together in a blender. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and when oil is hot, put cumin seeds. When seeds crackle, add the grinded paste.
Keep stirring and when oil leaves the sides, add turmeric powder, red chili, salt, coriander powder and stir for a minute. Add beans and cook covered on low heat. When beans are 3/4th done, open the lid and cook on medium. Keep stirring every once in a while. In about 10-15 minutes, switch off the flame. The grinded rice in the masala will make it very crisp. It taste best when eaten hot with chapatis.