Beans Usili


  • Toor dal 1 cup
  • Channa dal 1 cup
  • Red chilies 8
  • Cumin 1 tsp
  • Green beans 250 grams (½ lb) finely chopped
  • Grated coconut 1 cup
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Urad dal 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves


  1. Soak both the dal’s in water for 2 hours and drain the water
  2. Grind the red chilies, cumin, salt, and the soaked dal’s into a coarse mix
  3. Shape the mix into thick pancake shapes and steam cook them
  4. When it’s cooled down knead it lightly to make it powdery again
  5. Cook the green beans with a little salt and keep aside
  6. Heat 4 tsp oil in a pan and fry mustard seeds and ural dal. When the splutter add the cooked dal mix and cook for a minutes
  7. Add the cooked beans and curry leaves and cook for a minutes
  8. Add the grated coconut and mix well and remove from heat
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