Does a Woman hate to shop for Clothes? I did. Every time I visited the store I had to look for a bigger size. I hated to try those pants that didn’t fit. I had to let go those cute dresses because they stopped looking good on me. Hope you understand the kind of frustration and disappointment. TH doesn’t like me to feel disappointed. He gets upset so easily when I undergo this pain. So we both agreed that we will not shop for clothes until I could fit into my old dresses.
I am not a big fan of Asparagus. But I love this vegetable in Usili and Aviyal. Since I don’t steam Asparagus it is crunchy like the grilled ones which makes it perfect for usili. This dish makes a protein and fiber rich meal and you can have this during all phases of South Beach Diet. Traditionally Usili is served with White Rice, Sambar or Rasam.
- Add Chana Dhal, Toor Dhal in bowl. Wash it thoroughly and soak it for 1 hr. Drain the water.
- In a mixie/blender, add the Dhal, Red Chili, Hing, Salt and grind it to a coarse paste.
- Wash Asparagus thoroughly in running water. Discard the wood like bottom part.
- Chop the asparagus finely just like you will chop Beans for Beans Usili.
- In a skillet add 1 tsp oil. When it is hot add chopped asparagus and fry it until the raw smell disappears.
- Keep it aside.In the same skillet add 2 tsp oil. When it is hot add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
- Add cumin seeds, chana dhal. When chana dhal starts changing color add urad dhal curry leaves.
- Add the coarse chana dhal toor dhal paste and saute for a while. As you fry it will start disintegrating.
- Add Asparagus, salt and saute until the dhal blends with asparagus (for 3-4 minutes on a medium low flame).
- Ensure that Asparagus doesn’t shrink too much.Traditionally Usili is served with Rasam or Sambhar rice.