Thursday, October 14, 2010

Beans Usili

Beans Usili, is side dish, in which lentils are crumbled and  cooked  with beans.Its a healthy dish as lentils are steamed and cooked with any vegetables like, vazhappu,beans and cluster beans.Its made easy now a days.I have got a easy recipe.Give it a try.

Beautiful Beans Usili !!!
1.Beans                  -  1 pound
2.Chana dal            -  1 cup
3.Red chillies         -  4
4.Onion                   -  1/2
5.Garlic                   -  3 pods
5 (a).Chilli pwdr     - 1 tsp ( optional)
6.Mustard seeds
8.curry leaves

* Chop the onion and crush the garlic.
* Chop finely the beans.
* Soak the chana dal and red chillies  for 1/2 hr.
* Throw it in a blender and grind it coarsely without adding water.

Coasrsely grinded dal

* Steam the grinded mixture in a idli cooker.

Steaming the dal mixture
 * Half cook the beans in microwave for 3 minutes. Crumble the steamed dal in a cup.

Ready to be cooked !!!
 * In a pan, add oil and saute the onion and garlic .Add the semi cooked beans and mix it with the onion.
* Add the dal crumbles and toss it.
* Add the chilli pwdr , if  its not spicy enough.

slowly adding the dal
 * Add salt to taste and garnish with cilantro.
* Serve with sambar, rasam or curd rice.

Beans Usili ready to serve !
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