Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Usli (Maami's Corner)
Courtesy: Seethalakshmi Mani
Tur dal (red gram): 1 cup
Green chilli: 2
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Red chilli : 3
Asafoetida powder: ½ tsp
Cluster beans: 100 g (chopped small) or any other vegetable
Mustard seeds: ½ tsp
Curry leaves: few
Soak dal for an hour. Drain & grind coarsely with salt, chillies, turmeric & asafoetida.
Grease a steel plate & transfer the ground paste onto it. Steam it for 10 minutes.
Cool dal well & separate lumps with a fork.
Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add curry leaves.
Now, add beans, stir well. Cover & cook for a while.
When beans are done, add the steamed dal. Mix well.
Adjust salt & serve with rice.
This can be prepared without the vegetable too. You can serve it with plain rice & ghee.