Thursday, April 07, 2016

French Beans Usili / Green Beans Usili / Beans Usili


French Beans Usili / Green Beans Usili / Beans Usili

Preparation: 20 ~ 30 minutes
Soaking time: 2 ~ 4 hours
Cooking time: 25 ~ 35 minutes
Source: sarasyummybites.com

Ingredients:
1 lb / 500 grams beans
Salt to taste

For Paruppu Usili:
3/4 cup toor dhal
1/2 cup channa dhal
5 ~ 6 red chillies 
1 inch ginger
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup shredded coconut or whole coconut cut it into pieces
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

For Seasoning:
2 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 red chili, broken into pieces or to taste
2 string curry leaves
Minced cilantro (optional)

Method:
1. Wash and soak both the dhal for 2 ~ 4 hours, depends on your time availability.
2. Wash and remove the string from beans and chop them in to pieces. Set aside.
3. Grind all the grinding ingredients listed above in to fine paste, not too smooth.

French Beans Usili / Green Beans Usili / Beans Usili

French Beans Usili / Green Beans Usili / Beans Usili

4. Steam the ground dhal in a greased idly plate or bowl for 15 ~ 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.  Once it comes to room temperature, scramble it with your fingers or using fork.
5. Heat a pan with 2 tbsp oil and add mustard to crackle. Then add chilies, curry leaves. Saute for few seconds.

French Beans Usili / Green Beans Usili / Beans Usili

French Beans Usili / Green Beans Usili / Beans Usili

6. Throw in chopped beans and saute for 5 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup of water and salt. cook it with out covering the pan in medium heat. Stir in between.
7.  When beans become soft, throw in scrambled dhal mixture to the beans and mix to corporate the mixture to beans. Adjust salt to taste. Serve hot with rice. 



French Beans Usili / Green Beans Usili / Beans Usili

Preparation: 20 ~ 30 minutes
Soaking time: 2 ~ 4 hours
Cooking time: 25 ~ 35 minutes
Source: sarasyummybites.com


Ingredients:
1 lb / 500 grams beans
Salt to taste

For Paruppu Usili:
3/4 cup toor dhal
1/2 cup channa dhal
5 ~ 6 red chillies 
1 inch ginger
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup shredded coconut or whole coconut cut it into pieces
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

For Seasoning:
2 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 red chili, broken into pieces or to taste
2 string curry leaves
Minced cilantro (optional)

Method:
1. Wash and soak both the dhal for 2 ~ 4 hours, depends on your time availability.
2. Wash and remove the string from beans and chop them in to pieces. Set aside.
3. Grind all the grinding ingredients listed above in to fine paste, not too smooth.
4. Steam the ground dhal in a greased idly plate or bowl for 15 ~ 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.  Once it comes to room temperature, scramble it with your fingers or using fork.
5. Heat a pan with 2 tbsp oil and add mustard to crackle. Then add chilies, curry leaves. Saute for few seconds.
6. Throw in chopped beans and saute for 5 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup of water and salt. cook it with out covering the pan in medium heat. Stir in between.
7.  When beans become soft, throw in scrambled dhal mixture to the beans and mix to corporate the mixture to beans. Adjust salt to taste. Serve hot with rice. 

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21 comments:

Gayathri Kumar said...

One of the classic usili recipes. Looks great...

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

Super.. Love paruppu usili that too with beans is my favorite. Awesome Saras.

Priya Suresh said...

Super like, delicious and tempting usili, just need some rice and kuzhambu to enjoy this nutritious usili.

Smruti Shah said...

What an interesting way to make french beans. Loved the recipe!

vaishali sabnani said...

The dish is simple but full of flavors.this comfort food can be easily incorporated in daily menu.

Amara Annapaneni said...

Healthy beans Usili. Good for lunch boxes, a delicious dish:)

Usha said...

Few months ago made usili with beans and have become a fan of usili. Can imagine how yum and comforting it was with some steaming rice.

Srivalli said...

This is my favorite way of eating french beans..good one..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

My favorite kind of paruppu usili is with beans. lovely recipe!

Sapana Behl said...

French beans usli looks very comforting.

Padma Rekha said...

That was a perfect side dish for rasam rice wonderful combination.

Pavani N said...

One of my favorite ways to cook green beans. Looks sooooo yummy!!

Harini-Jaya R said...

That is a very flavorful and healthy one!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

One of our family's favorite,looks so yummy..

Suma Gandlur said...

Love this beans usli and it is a regular in my home too.

Padmajha PJ said...

Nice choice of dish for this alphabet. Usli is one f my favorite curries..

Chef Mireille said...

healthy and delicious - interesting dish

Priya Srinivasan said...

Our favorit usli ! ! Looks finger lickin good!!

Ruchi Indu said...

a very comforting side dish....

veena krishnakumar said...

I love paruppu usili and yours looks so good!!

Vikas said...

Hi Saras, no doubt this dish is gonna be so very delicious.
Thank you so much for this great recipe :)