Beans Usili (Beans with Ground Pulse)

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

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



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 Akhileswaran Recipe by: Southern Delights by Parwathy Akhileswaran Posted to recipelu-digest by Sharon Raghavachary on Feb 17, 1998

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