Sunday, December 20, 2009

Beans Usli

Channa dal - 3/4 cup
red chilli - 3 or 4
fennel seeds - 1/2 tbsp
cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Beans - 250 gms
oil - 1 tbsp
mustard seeds
urad dal
salt to taste

1. Soak the channa dal for 2 hours
2. Blend the soaked channa, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and red chilli by sprinkling water in small amount
3. Cut the beans and boil it until a little more than half cooked
4. Heat the oil and splutter the mustard seeds and urad dal add the paste and saute till it looses the moisture
5. Add the beans to it and saute it to blend with the paste and add salt.

Note: Radish can be used in the place of beans. The radish should be shredded finely and need not be boiled, can add directly to the paste


  1. Vaazhappoo can also be used for usili. it willgive a different taste. :)


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