Wednesday, September 4, 2013


This is a side dish from South Indian Cuisine. Simple and healthy preparation. There is very little oil used only for tempering.

Beans .. 200 gms.
Chana dal ... 1/4 cup
Baking powder .. a pinch
Cumin seeds ... 1
Dry red chillies .. 1
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Salt ..  to taste

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds ... 1 tsp
Dry red chillies ... 1
Curry leaves .. few
Asafoetida .... a pinch
Oil .......... 1 tbsp

1. Wash the beans and cut them into small pieces. Boil them adding salt. Drain and set aside.
2. Soak the chana dal for 2-3 hours.
3. Grind the chana dal coarsely adding salt, cumin seeds, dry red chilli.
4. Steam this batter using idli cooker or in a microwave for 5 minutes.(place the smaller dish containing ground urad dal in a bigger dish with water )
5. Remove and let it cool. Crumble it with hand or using the grater.
6. Heat oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients.
7. When they crackle, add the crumbled dal and beans.
8. Add the turmeric powder, a little salt if needed (you already have added salt in the beans and chana dal)
9. Toss everything together.

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  1. Love all kinds of beans, gotta give this one a try, thanks for sharing Sobha :-)

  2. WOW Shobhaji, how do u do this? Simple recipe with a twist..Amazing:)

    1. This is aa South Indian recipe .. love it a lot

  3. looks soooo yummy n delicious...

  4. Love to finish that whole plate rite now,irresistible usili.

  5. My favorite side dish of all times !!! Love it :)

  6. delicious and perfect side dish..thanks for linking with us.


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