Beans usili (beans with ground pulse)

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ kilograms Beans
½ teaspoon Turmeric
Salt; to taste -For Usili---
1 cup Toor dal; (cleaned and soaked for 1/2 hour)
3 Red chiles
4 Green chiles
Sprig curry leaves; (a few)
¼ teaspoon Asafoetida
1 tablespoon Coconut oil -For Seasoning---
1 teaspoon Black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon Black gram dal
2 Red chiles; broken
1 tablespoon Coconut oil

Heat oil and mustard seeds, black gram dal and red chilies. When brown, add beans (cut into ½ 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 <schary@...> on Feb 17, 1998

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