Sri Lankan Tempered Winged Beans (Dambala Thel Dhala)

February 23, 2013 | 5 Comments

"Winged Beans also know as Dambala in Sri Lanka is not only famous for its unique crunchy taste but for it's nutritional & medicinal qualities. This is a traditional dish & for better taste always choose fresh Winged Beans."

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

15 Min

Ready In

20 Min







 Sri lankan Tempered Winged Bean (Dambala Thel Dhala)

Total Servings


  • 100 Grams Winged Bean (dambala)

    • 1 Medium Red Onion (chopped)

      • 6 Medium Curry Leaves (fresh)

        • 3 Clove Garlic (chopped)

          • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Chili flakes

            • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt (or to taste)

              • 2 Tablespoon Oil


Step 1
Cut winged beans in to small pieces and set aside.
Step 2
Heat the oil in a sauce pan and when oil is hot add curry leaves, onion and garlic in to sauce pan and stir well about 3 minutes. (just enough to sweat garlic & onion)
Step 3
Now add winged beans and stir well. After 7 minutes add chili flakes and salt in to sauce pan and stir well . Keep cooking for more 5 minutes.
Step 4
When winged beans are done remove it from heat. Serve hot with rice.

Comments (5)

  1. sonia says:

    This looks wonderful! Winged Beans always one of my favorite. Than you so much for this recipe.

  2. darshi says:

    thoroughly enjoying this tasty recipes. All the recipes are our all time favorites. thank you ” daily Food Recipes “…for sharing these with us.

  3. Padmini Perera says:

    I love this dish & thanks for sharing the recipe.

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