Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Beans Paruppu Usili

Beans Paruppu Usili

I am huge fan of Usili. Even though it is little time consuming and has multiple steps in making them, I love them. I don't make them during the weekdays but definitely during weekends. There are multiple ways to make the Dal Crumble. I have given the different ways to make it in the notes section.

It tastes good with Sambhar, Rasam or Karakuzhambhu.

  • Thuvar Dal or Toor Dal + Channa Dal or Gram Dal    - ½  Cup + ½  Cup (Washed and soaked for at least 30 minutes)
  • French beans – 200 Grams (Washed, Fiber removed and finely Chopped)
  • Mustard Seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Red Chilles  - 8 (Adjsut to taste)
  • Hing or Asafoetida – A generous Pinch
  • Oil - 5-6 tablespoon
  • Salt – To taste
  • Boil little water in a pan and once it starts boiling add the chopped Beans.

  • Cover and cook till the beans are cooked and tender.
  • If there is water left after cooking the Beans drain the water.
  • Meanwhile, in a mixer grinder add Red chillies, hing, and the Dal and grind it into a coarse mixture.
  • For grinding this coarse mixture do not use water.
  • Now, heat some Oil in the Kadai, once the oil is hot add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
  •        Then add the prepared coarse dal mixture and sauté it.
  •  Sauté it till the Dal is cooked, this may take say, like 12-15 minutes.
  •  Once it is cooked and gets all dried up add the cooked Beans and cook it.
  •  Cook it till the Beans and Dal is combined together.
  •  This may take another 10 minutes, to be done
  •  Then add Salt to taste and Serve.


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