Thursday, June 9, 2011

Beans Paruppu Usili

Fresh Beans 15 – 20
Chana Dal 1/2 Cup
Whole Red Chiles 3
Garlic 3 Cloves
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to taste

To Temper
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry Leaves 4
Oil 1 tsp

Soak chana dhal and red chilly in water for 2-3 hrs
Grind the soaked chana dal and red chilly into somewhat coarse paste adding enough water.
Spread the ground chana dal mixture onto a wide vessel.
Pressure cook the chana dal mixture for 3 whistles
Remove the cooked channa dal mixture from cooker and crumble it with help of fingers into coarse powder.
Wash, snap both ends of the fresh beans and finely chop.
Bring to boil few cups of water, add chopped beans, cook beans until soft but not mushy.
Strain the beans and keep aside.
Peel and lightly crush the garlic cloves.
Heat oil in a pan on medium heat add all tempering ingredients in order along with garlic cloves.
When urad dal changes color, add cooked green beans and salt.
Fry for couple of minutes and then stir in crumbled dal mixture and turmeric powder,
Cook covered for few minutes and uncover and fry for a minute or two to let evaporate any leftover moisture.
Serve Beans Paruppu usili with steamed rice and rasam

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