Usili-Cauliflower n Peas (3 Servings)

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Cauliflower (medium) cut into small pieces (0.5 cm)  2 cups

Shelled peas 1 cup

Coconut grated  2 tbsp

Chana dal  ¼ cup

Toor dal  ¼ cup

Red chilli powder ½ tsp

Salt 1 tsp

Turmeric ¼ tsp

Cooking oil 1 tbsp

Mustard 1 tsp

Coriander leaves diced fine  1 tbsp


  • Soak the dals for 30 minutes and grind to a coarse texture along with turmeric, chilli powder and half quantity salt.
  • Transfer to a greased bowl and in another bowl take the cut vegetables and add the remaining salt to it and mix.
  • Steam the bowls placed one above the other in a cooker (no weight please) for 10 minutes.
  • Crumble the dal when it cools.
  • Heat oil in a wok and temper the mustard seeds, and saute the dal for 2 or 3 minutes on low flame. Add coconut and stir well.
  • Maintain the low flame and add the veggies and cook for 5 minutes or less till done

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