This is a special side dish, often prepared in brahmin families. I learnt this recipe from one of the TV shows. It sounded so easy and hence I thought of giving it a try. I first tried it with beans and it came out so well, but I didnt took pictures. This time I made it again just to take some snaps. This time I used cluster beans(kothavarangai).
Cluster Beans - 1/4 kg
Channa Dhal - 1 cup
Red Chillies - 5
Aesfoetida - 1 pinch
salt as required
Mustard & Urad Dhal - 1 tsp each
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1
Curry Leaves Few
Soak the dhal for 1/2 hr. Drain the water and grind it with chillies & little salt. Grind it coarsely as we do for vada.
Put this paste to a microwave safe bowl and bake it for 5-8 mins(depending on your microwave). It will become like one hard dried dosa.
Cut it and grind it in mixer again. You will get a coarse powder.
Cut the cluster beans and cook it in microwave by sprinkling some water and salt.
Once it is cooked well, add the powder and mix well. Cook it for a min again.
In a sepearate bowl, heat a tsp of oil and add the seasoning items mentioned, with the help of microwave.
Add the cooked beans and usli mixture to this seasoning and cook it again for a min.
Thats it. Its ready to serve with a hot sambar rice.
It will be really easy to cook this dish with the help of microwave.
This quick fix dish also enters the WYF:Quick Meal hosted by EC