Beans paruppu usili - Cooked green beans combined together with a spicy lentil mixture (toor dal and chillies). This is a traditional tamil recipe and is a dry vegetable side dish.
Soak the dal in water for minimum 3 hours or more. Drain the water and grind the dal with red chillies, a pinch of asafoetida and salt. Grind it coarsely into a paste. Do not add water while grinding.
Spread this mixture on a oil greased plate or idly plate. Spread it as thin as possible and steam cook for about 10-12 minutes.
Once it is cooled, separate the lumps with your hand or pulse once in a mixer. It should be of sand texture.
Meanwhile boil/steam the beans and moong dal with salt until they are tender. Drain any excess water and keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add the mustard seeds and once they splutter add curry leaves, red chillies, urad dal and asafoetida ( mentioned under For beans paruppu usili in ingredients list ). Give a quick stir.
Now add the ground dal mixture and sauté it for about a couple of minutes. You can remove some of the dal mixture and keep it aside. This plain usili can be mixed in plain rice and had as such.
Add the cooked beans to this pan and mix it well.
Keep stirring for about a minute. Check for seasoning and adjust salt. Once they mix well, turn off the flame.
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