Monday, October 12, 2009

Red and Green Bell pepper USli

This is one if the colorful Usli's. I luv the combinations of red and green peppers.


Red &Green Bell pepper-2 nos

For Usli:

Toor Dal-3/4 cup
Chana Dal-a handful
Red chillies-2-3
Curry leaves - a few
Hing- 1/4tsp

Salt-to taste


For Seasoning-

Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Red chillies-2
Curry leaves-a few
Coconut oil-2 tbs


Soak the Toor dal and Chana dal in hot water for 45 minutes.

Thinly chop the bell pepper's and Steam them in a steamer until soft but not mushy. Set aside.

Coarsely blend the Toor dal ,chanadal,red chillies,curry leaves and hing in a blender.
Transfer Usli mix to a greased microwave bowl . Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.[You can also steam traditional way,but this is much easier].Let it cool and blend in a blender or food processor using the pulse option.

In a pan add the seasoning and when the mustard seeds splutters add the Usli mix and stir for 3-4 minutes. Add the turmeric,salt,Cooked bell pepper,curry leaves and stir for another 3-4 minutes in medium flame.
Serve with cooked rice.


shanthi said...

lovely usili and colour combination

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very colorful. never tried it - but ready to have it now...

Pari said...

Very Colorful Dhanya, and a good combo.

Rohini said...

Usli is my fav and love to have it with mor kozhambu!! Yours look too tempting!!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments. You have a great space out there! Following you! :)

Raje said...

Usli looks so colorful and Yummy Dhanya!

kitchen queen said...

My favourite is parupu usli. this red and green bell pepper combination looks nice and colourful and must be also very can visit my blog and give ur comments also.

Parita said...

Wow usli looks so colorful and delicious..yum yum yum :-)

Malar Gandhi said...

Usili looks fabulous...

Happy DIwali.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments.

AnuSriram said...

Looks so colourful and Yummy!

Homecooked said...

Usli looks yummy Dhanya!

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Hey dhanya.
Thanx a lot for visiting kothiyavunu & for the nice comments.u have a fabulous space here!
athinte colour nalla asssalayitudu.Looks lovely.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you Anu,Homey and Sangeetha.

Vrinda said...

Something new to me Dhanya..nice recipe with peppers and daals...liked the look of it...