Monday, November 30, 2020

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 Here's the regular Paruppu Usili, which can be made with Cabbage, Cluster beans, beans, bell peppers, Banana flower, carrots, Karamani etc

For many people, Tur dhal , at times, becomes heavy and they feel bloated with gas. Moong usili, trust me, is so light, moist too, it doesn't choke  you.

This Usili is actually my dear daughter's idea, who tried this one day, when she was falling short of tur dhal.

Split moong dhal - 1/2 cup, soaked for 11/2 to 2 hours
Cooked green beans - 11/2 cups (with a pinch of salt)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Hing powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies - 2-3
Salt to taste
Curry leaves - a few

To season
Cooking oil - 2 tbsps
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Recipe cuisine: South Indian; Category: Lunch/dinner/curry
Soaking time: 2-3 hours; Prep time: 15 mts; Cooking time: 25 - 30 mts

Serves 2

Soaked moong...for 2-3 hours

Drained totally, no water should be there

Turmeric & Hing powders, red chillies and salt added in the blender jar

and pulsed first

then the drained dhal added

Grind to a coarse paste

Then steam in the greased idli plates, make hole in the center so that they will get cooked evenly, and steam for 15 minutes

Break them into tiny bits, and let them cool down

Still broken into smaller bits

added in the blender jar

pulsed couple of times to get this kind of grainy texture

Heat a pan, oil added and mustard seeds added.

After the mustard seeds splutter, add the pulsed usili mixture and few curry leaves

After sauteeing the above mixture for 2-3 minutes, cooked beans added, which had been cooked with a pinch of salt

All mixed and sauteed well, switched off then.

Here's the super-light Usili!!!

*Any vegetable can be added

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