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Vegetable Usili

Ingredients :

Method :

Soak the dal for about 1/2 hour. Grind it to a coarse paste with some water in a blender. Add about 1/2 tsp salt to this paste and mix it well. Peel and grate beetroots. In a frying pan, heat the oil and then add the seasonings. When mustard splutters add the ground dal. Cook the dal in the oil on a medium heat. Saute it for a minute or so and then cook it with lid closed. Do not add any water. Periodically open the lid and stir it well. It will take 5 minutes to cook the dal. Now add the grated beetroot, the remaining salt and fry it for a minute and thenadd the chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander\ powder. Mix well. Cook on a medium low heat for about 10 minutes.

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