Beans Usili (Beans with Ground Pulse)

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Title: Beans Usili (Beans with Ground Pulse)
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Indian


1/2 kg Beans
1/2 ts Turmeric
Salt; to taste
---For Usili---
1 c Toor dal; (cleaned and
-soaked for 1/2 hour)
3 Red chiles
4 Green chiles
Sprig curry leaves; (a few)
1/4 ts Asafoetida
1 tb Coconut oil
---For Seasoning---
1 ts Black mustard seeds
1 ts Black gram dal
2 Red chiles; broken
1 tb Coconut oil

Heat oil and mustard seeds, black gram dal and red chilies. When brown, add
beans (cut into 1/2 cm. pieces), salt and turmeric. Cook till done. If
there is any excess water, remove it. Grind toor dal to a coarse paste
adding green chilies, red chilies, curry leaves and asafoetida. Heat one
tablespoon oil and add ground paste. Cook on a low fire till dry. Break up
the dal with a fork and add the cooked vegetables. Cook on a low fire till
dry. Serve hot.

You can substitute cabbage for the beans.

From: Southern Delights (Recipes To Remember from Palakkad) by Parwathy

Recipe by: Southern Delights by Parwathy Akhileswaran

Posted to recipelu-digest by Sharon Raghavachary on
Feb 17, 1998