Usal (A Mung-Bean Curry)

Course : Curry
Serves: 2
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Ingredients:

1 cup mung beans - cooked -- (save the water)
1 medium onion - chopped fine
1 piece ginger - grated
3 cloves garlic - minced
1 medium tomato - chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 medium green chile -- (opt), chopped
1 teaspoon cayenne -- (optional/to taste)
1 dash turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder -- -and-
1 teaspoon coriander powder -- -or-
1 teaspoon curry powder
---garnish---
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 bunch cilantro -- chopped
2 teaspoons oil
 

Preparation / Directions:

Method: Heat oil. Add cumin seeds, green chile. After seeds pop, add onions, ginger, garlic. Sauté till onions are pink. Add tomato - sauté some more. Add the spice powders. Fry briefly. Add mung beans. and may be a cup of water. Salt to taste. Let simmer gently for 10-15 minutes. Garnish. Serve with rice/flat breads. Freezes well.


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