Beans - 11/4 cup (washed, edges trimmed and chopped into desired shape)
Channa dal - 1/4cup
Red chillies - 3 (adjust to taste)
Asafetida /hing - 1/4teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2teaspoon
Ural dal - 1teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4teaspoon
Soak the channa dal for at least 11/2 hours.
Wash, trim the edges of the beans, cut them into desired shape. (I am bored of regular cutting, so tried some different shape! :))
Microwave the beans with enough water and salt for 6-7 minutes, stopping the microwave few time, and mixing the veggie. Once beans are cooked, filter the excess water and keep it aside.
Now take the soaked dal, red chillies, hing and salt (just enough for the dal) and grind it into a coarse paste.
Transfer the dal paste into a greased microwavable dish, flatten it. Microwave it for 4-5 minutes or until the dal is well cooked. (alternatively, you can steam the dal paste in idli pot too)
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, let them pop up. Then add the urad dal, fry until it turns golden in color. Add the curry leaves and turmeric powder.
Yummy beans paruppu usili is ready to serve. Goes well with mor kuzhambu/ vat kuzhambu etc.