Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Beans Paruppu Usili

French beans - 500gms
Thuvar dal - 100gms
Redchillies - 4
Curry Leaves - a bunch
Mustard - 1tspn
Urad dal - 1tspn
Salt for Taste

How to make:

To grind:
Soak thuvar dal with red chillies for 1/2 hr. Then grind it coarsely with curry leaves. Don't grind to smooth as it would turn soggy when mixed with beans during cooking process.

To make curry:
1) Introduce oil in a pan, add mustard and after it splutters add urad dal and red chillies.
2) To this add the ground mixture and saute well in the oil, until it loses stickiness becomes dry.
3) Add a pinch of hing to the dal mixture.
4) Add halfcooked beans to the dal mixture and allow to cook well.
5) Add salt to it.


Instead of sauteing the ground dal mixture directly, can also pressure cook the dal and mix with beans.

Half cook beans in a pressure cooker so that it will consume less time when cooking with dal. Use the strained water from beans to make sambar and rasam to avoid the wastage of proteins.

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