I ain't good at drawing but I can say with confidence that I can cook quite well and make everyone happy, with a good meal. Cooking is an art and with passion & Love for it we can create so many wonderful dishes....Loving it everytime...

Friday, May 2, 2008


Usili is a vegetable side dish that is made with dhal and very filling too. It can be made with beans, kothavaranga and vazhaipoo . Whichever vegetable you intend on using make sure to cut it small and then cook in with salt and turmeric.
To be soaked & ground coarsely:
Toor dhal - 1 glass
Bengal gram - 1/2 glass
Urad dhal - 3 tsp
While grinding add dry chilies, curryleaves, asafoetida and salt. Do not add too much water, otherwise it vl b difficult to steam cook it. Take the ground flour, make small balls and steam cook it. Once done just powder it.
In a kadai pour oil and add mustard seeds, asafoetida, bengal gram, urad dhal, drychilies, curry leaves and then add the steamed and powdered dhal and saute for a while. Now add the cooked vegetable and stir it in. Let it stay on medium flame for a while, but remember to stir it regularly.

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