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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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.

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

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

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  10. French beans usli looks very comforting.

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

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

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  13. That is a very flavorful and healthy one!

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

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

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

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  17. healthy and delicious - interesting dish

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  18. Our favorit usli ! ! Looks finger lickin good!!

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  19. a very comforting side dish....

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  20. I love paruppu usili and yours looks so good!!

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

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