Paruppu Usili can be made with vegetables like beans,cauliflower,clusterbeans,cabbage ,my favourite being the one made with vazhaipoo/plaintain flower.
Chopped beans - 2 cups
Microwave them for about 8 minutes until they are tender.Keep them aside.
For the dal mixture:
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Dry red chillies - 4
Salt to taste
Asafoetida - a pinch
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
Gingelly oil - 4tbsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Soak the toor dal in water for 30 minutes.Then drain the dal and place it in a colander for about 30 minutes.
Then coarsely grind the toor dal with red chillies,asafoetida and required amount of salt.While grinding,no water should be added.
In a greased idli plate,spread the dal mixture and steam for about 10 minutes.
Allow them to cool completely.Then crumble them with your palm.You can also blend them in a mixie.
In a pan, heat the gingelly oil.when it is hot add the mustard seeds.When they splutter add the crumbled dal and curry leaves.
Saute for 2 minutes till the Dal sizzles.Add the boiled beans and saute for about 3 minutes till the beans mix well with the dal mixture.
The best combination for paruppu usili is morkozhambu or vathakuzhambu.
Iam sending this to MLLA - 12th Helping event hosted by Annarasa for the month of June.
This event was actually started by Susan of "The Well Seasoned Cook"