January 23, 2010

Beans Usili

Beans Usili is a flavorful and different sidedish everyone would love. This is slightly time consuming but it tastes real good. You can try this once in a while and it goes well with all rice items.


Beans - 1/2 lb
Onion - 1
Channa Dal - 1 cup
Red Chilly - 6 no
Chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urid Dal - 1/2 tsp
Grated Coconut - 2 tsp
Salt - for taste
Oil - 3 tsp

  • Soak the channa dal and red chillies for about 30 min.
  • Grind the dal, chillies by adding salt into a coarse mixture.
  • Finely cut curry leaves and add to the mixture and make them into small balls.
  • Steam cook the balls in a Idly cooker for about 10 min.Once it is cooked allow it to cool and crumble them.
  • While the dal is cooking, Heat oil and add mustard, urid dal and allow it to splutter.
  • Add the onion, curry leaves and saute until onion turns transparent
  • Add the beans, salt, chilly powder, little water and allow the vegetable to cook.
  • Once the beans is cooked add the dal mixture and grated coconut and saute well for 5 min.Serve hot.



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