Beans Paruppu Usili Aka Indian Green Beans With Crumbled Lentil

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • TO MAKE THE USILI.
  • Soak red gram in hot water for 20 minutes.
  • Drain water and blend dal, red chilies, asafoetida, tumeric and some salt to a coarse paste, adding water as necessary.
  • Put the lentil paste in a heat proof bowl. Put this bowl, uncovered, in a pan or rice cooker with water in the pan up to about the middle of the bowl. Cover the pan/rice cooker and steam the lentil paste for about 20 minutes. Make sure you don't run out of water. It's done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Set aside and let cool. While it's cooling make the beans part of the dish.
  • When cool crumble.
  • TO MAKE THE BEANS.
  • Chop the beans into small pieces.
  • Bring one cup of salted water to a boil and add beans. Toss until light green.
  • Cover and simmer 5-7 minutes or until done.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • TO MAKE THE DISH.
  • Heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. Cook until they start to pop and turn grey.
  • Add the crumbled lentil cake and the curry leaves to the oil and stir well for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the beans and stir well until its soft and crumbly.
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