Channa dal – ½ cup

Tuar dal – ½ cup

Red chillies – 3

Salt – 1 teaspoon

Hing – a pinch

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Curry leaves – 10

Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon

Oil – 4 teaspoons

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Beans - 100 gms


  1. Soak the dals for 3-5 hours.
  2. Grind soaked dals with salt, hing, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, curry leaves to a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer contents to a microwave safe container and cook for 3 minutes.(For Non-microwave users steam the paste like idli’s in idli thatu)
  4. If necessary cook 1 or 2 more minute in the microwave. (it must look fully steamed/cooked, look like a cake)
  5. Allow it to cool.
  6. Cook finely cut beans in microwave safe bowl for 3 mins after sprinkling some water.
  7. Once the cake is completely cooled cut it into small pieces.
  8. Chirp it jus once or twice in mixie. (The end product will be coarse powder – puttu like consistency).
  9. Heat oil in tawa; add mustard seeds allow spluttering.
  10. Add the coarse powder, fry until it turns light golden brown, and keep stirring occasionally.
  11. Add the cooked beans & fry for 2 more minutes.
  12. Garnish with a few curry leaves & serve.


Can substitute Beans with carrot/cabbage

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