Monday, February 15, 2010

Green Peas Usli.....North Karnataka style

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Hope Everyone had celebrated this Valentine's day in a wonderful way....Love is in the air and so in the blogs too,all the blogs were so so colorful with those lovely special dishes and themes for the valentines day..

Usli is one of those traditional dishes of Karnataka people and is prepared in different ways among different parts of Karnataka.It is also our family favorite and is a perfect delight for spicy and garlic lovers.Actually Usli is made up of tender avarekallu(hyacinth beans) which is available only in season and is also a great curry for avarekallu lovers.Though the Usli made up of fresh and tender avarekallu and tastes the best ,but those beans are available only in season,so we do the usli with fresh green peas which are easily available through out the year in India.In our house Usli is prepared in slightly a different way which I will try posting even that version soon.The version I am posting today is done in the way of northern parts of karnataka which is equally yummy and perfect with chapathy's.Try it out at your place to enjoy our family favorite curry.

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh shelled Green Peas /fresh and tender avarekallu(hyacinth/mochai beans)
2 large onions,chopped

3/4 cup grated fresh coconut

1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander

7-8 green chillies,slit
1 tbsp
Ginger-Garlic paste
1 lemon,squeezed

2 sprigs of curry leaves

1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp fresh white butter
1 tbsp oil

salt to taste


To grind:

2 tsp jeera
/cumin seeds
1/4 tsp methi/fenugreek seeds


Method:
  • Slightly roast jeera and methi seeds until warm,cool it and grind it to a powder.
  • Heat butter and oil in a pressure cooker and crackle mustard seeds and add green chillies and fry until they change their color.
  • Add curry leaves,ginger and garlic paste and fry well.
  • Add chopped onions and fry until they turn translucent.Now add fresh green peas to it and fry well.
  • Add ground jeera-methi powder,grated fresh coconut,salt,chopped fresh coriander and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add 2 spoons of water and pressure cook for 1 whistle.After you open the cooker add freshly squeezed lemon juice to it.
Serve it hot with hot chapathy's/Roti's.

Note:
  1. Usli tastes best with fresh and tender avarekallu.So do not miss trying this in avarekallu season.Just replace fresh green peas with those tender avarekallu and follow the same procedure.
  2. Usli can also be prepared with the soaked whole green moong/green moong sprouts following the same procedure and is much more a healthier option.
  3. Use only fresh green peas instead of frozen one's to enjoy the fresh and tasty Usli.
  4. Use fresh white butter in making this curry to get the authentic taste of Usli.Use 2 tbsp fresh butter if you are not calorie conscious,otherwise replace half the quantity with oil.
  5. Avoid butter in the recipe for a Vegan version.

32 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

Simple but really delicious,i love to have this anyday,but i do it in a very simple way, will surely try ur version as ur recipe sounds really good and nice presentation too prathibha...hope u had a great valentines day

Devi said...

Nice usli!!:).. I dint know usli could be made of green peas., looks soo yummy and delicious:)

Parita said...

Usli with green peas looks very refreshing!

sowmya.s said...

looks delicious..

Supriya Nair said...

That looks so tempting....the click is fantastic...love the usli!

Priya said...

Yummm!! green peas usili makes me hungry...eyecatching side dish Prathy, seems a prefect side dish for rotis..

DRY GROUNDNUT CHUTNEY said...

Hi Prathibha,

I am prathiba fromThe indian food court. This usli i too prepare but with an ordinary seasoning. This sound great!!! should give a try

notyet100 said...

yummy combo,..

Kitchen Flavours said...

That's an new recipe to me....looks yum....love those thin...triangular roti's....

Asha said...

Uslis are always simple and delicious, looks yummy! :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

The peas recipe is new to me....don't I love those layered triangle parathas!

Pari said...

Hi. You know what I have some avarekalu with me. I must try with that :-). Thanks

Pavithra said...

Looks good and we call these varieties as sundal..grinding jeera and methi are different will surely try it out ....But perfect combo, and perfect for the event.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

perfect combo. love the look of the usli

PJ said...

Usli looks so delicious, Pratibha! Love the color of the dish.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

Deepa G Joshi said...

i love such usalis especially for tiffin..they make such a nice meal..love the clicks..

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Malar Gandhi said...

We too make usli out of many vegetables, peas sounds totally new and terrific:)

Gita said...

Usli looks very delicious with rotis...love the vibrant color...what a great combination...it must have tasted really good :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Peas usli and rotis mmm I wish I was there to grab the platter and in no time it would clean like a fresh one!!!

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Nandini said...

Delicious usili dear!

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rekhas kitchen said...

Usli looks so mouthwatering prathibha yummmm beautiful pic.

Pavithra said...

We do sundal not only in dried bean. We do in fresh beans, green peas, avarekallu, dried avarekallu, fresh rajma, butter beans.. almost similar recipe by adding garlic. Except the methi and cummin you said.you can call them as subzi or sundal whatever...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I am going to try this tomorrow! Will let you know how it turned out,I love this recipe :)

Gulmohar said...

That sounds so flavorful...This is a new dish for me..Hope you had a wonderful V day :-)

Cham said...

Simple and delicious Usli!

Jagruti said...

Lovely combo!!!delicious and yummy..

Siddhi S said...

wow pratibha this usli luks yumm...very nice recipe...superb pics

Laavanya said...

What a comforting and delicious meal that wouldve made... The triangle parathas remind me of the ones my dad used to make with layers and the aroma of ghee with every bite

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice combo.. new dish to me. just pass the plate:)

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