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Beans Parippu Usili – Stir-fried Green Beans & Spiced Lentils
An Usili is a gluten free and vegan South Indian dry vegetable preparation made from French beans and red gram lentils/ tuvar dal.
Servings Prep Time
4serving 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4serving 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25minutes 15minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Soak the tuvar dal for about an hour and drain well. Grind the dal, turmeric and asafetida powders, red chillies, curry leaves and salt into a paste without adding water.
  2. Make small patties and steam cook (in an idli stand) for about 10 minutes. Or pat the paste flat onto a plate and steam cook. Cool slightly and crumble by hand. If the steam cooked batter is too hard to crumble easily( this happens sometimes if it cools down), use a grater.
  3. String, chop the beans into small pieces and cook with a little salt till well done but firm. I prefer to do this in the microwave.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the urad dal. When this browns, add the cooked beans. Stir a couple of times and add the crumbled dal. Mix and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, till the dal starts becoming crisp. The Usili is ready to serve.