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
Oil: 1tbsp

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.

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