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Monday, January 3, 2011

Cluster beans usili/Kothavarangai usili

Cluster beans is commonly known as guar gum and is used in dairy products like ice cream and as a stabilizer in cheese and cold-meat processing.Its a very healthy dish and tasty too...Prepared this along with sambar.......went well for our lunch....

1.Cluster beans                  -         1 cup
2.Chana dal                        -         1/2 cup
3.Onion                              -          1
4.Garlic pods                     -           4
5.Red chilli pwdr               -          1 tsp
6.Turmeric pwdr                -           1/4 tsp

For seasoning:
1.Mustard seeds                  -         1/2 tsp
2.Cumin seeds                     -         1/2 tsp
3.Red chillies                      -         2

* Soak chana dal for 1 hr and grind it coarsely with red chillies ,without adding water.
* Steam the grinded chana dal in a idli cooker.
* Cut the cluster beans finely and cook it in microwave for 5 mins,adding little water.
* Take a wide pan,add oil splutter with mustard and cumin seeds.
* When they splutter,add chopped onion and garlic.
* When onion oozes out oil,dump in the cooked cluster beans and toss it.
* After a minute ,add the cooked chana dal and mix well.
* Now add turmeric pwdr,chilli pwdr and cover the pan.
* When the raw smell of the chilli pwdr is vanished,sprinkle salt .
* Sprinkle some water and cover the pan.Again cook for 2 mins.
* Turn off the heat and serve with hot sambar or rasam.


Soumya said...

very healthy and delicious dish...yum yum!

aipi said...

I could eat a whole plate-full of this :)

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asiya omar said...

enakku romba pidikkum.

Ameya said...

Looks like a very delicious and healthy salad :)

Ganga Sreekanth said...

healthy and delicious....

Kurinji said...

nice way to have kothavarangai....

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Priya Sreeram said...

super savitha--- i so much love usili and this one looks truly yumm !!

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Yummy and tasty..First time here...nice place with tasty recipes..Please do visit me if u can !

Subhie Arun said...

v healthy dish..my fav..

Priya said...

Yumm, lovely usili, just lvoe with rasam..

The Foodie said...

I love usili.. my mom makes this.. but I make this with beans...lovely pic :)

Swathi said...

Usli looks delicious amma used to make it.

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