Beans Parpu Usali

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/3 cup - toor dal
  • 2 to 3 dry red chilies
  • 1/2 tsp - asafetida
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - mustard
  • 2 cup - beans, finely chopped
  • salt to taste

How to Make Beans Parpu Usali

  • Soak the dal in water for 1 hour. Drain and add chilies, asafetida and salt. Grind to a coarse stiff paste.
  • Place in a microwave proof shallow glass dish and cook covered on full power for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring once half way through cooking.
  • Heat oil in a small fry pan on fire and season with mustard. Add this to beans. Add salt to taste.
  • Sprinkle with 2-3 Tbsp of water and cook covered on full power for 8-10 minutes.
  • Break the cooked dal into lumps, place in the mixer grinder and using the pulse switch, reduce it to a crumble. Avoid grinding it to paste.
  • Add the dal to beans, mix well and cook on full power for 2 more minutes.
  • Serve as a side dish with steamed rice and rasam.