Beans usili( green beans and lentils fry)

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
40 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Beans (finely chopped)-250 g

Onion small( sliced)-1

Red chilly powder/Paprika powder-1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon


Salt to taste

Mustard seeds-1 teaspoon

Chana dal/Split Chick peas-handful

Toor dal/ Split Pigeon peas-handful

Dried red chilly-4

Garlic cloves-2

Oil-2 tablespoons


  • Wash and soak the chana dal and toor dal. Grind both dals in mixer to a coarse paste along with dried red chilly and garlic cloves.
  • To the coarsely ground dals add 1 tablespoon oil and required salt . Add the ground dal paste to a steam pan and steam for at least 10 minutes.
  • Once the dal is cooked allow to cool and crumble it with fingers. Next heat oil in a pan, when hot add the mustard seeds.
  • When mustard seeds crackles add the chopped onion and saute until onion turns pink. Now add the chopped beans and stir fry for few minutes.
  • Season the beans with red chilly powder, turmeric powder, asafetida and salt. Sprinkle little water on the beans, cover and cook until 3/4th done.
  • Now remove the lid and add the crumbled dals. Stir fry the bean and dal mixture until dry.
  • Serve hot with steamed Rice or Roti.


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