Thursday, June 25, 2009

Beans Paruppu Usili/Beans with cooked toor dal

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

Other ingredients:

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"


DEESHA said...

wow nice dish with beans & dal

Vrinda said...

This is totally new to me.great recipe and nice combo...

kittymatti said...

parcel pannu ma, sidela vethakozhambu/morkozhambu anupidu!! Looks perfect!

Ramya said...

Thanx deesha!!

Ramya said...

Thanx Vrindha!!

Ramya said...

Kitty..Address anuppu..Speedpost panren :)

PranisKitchen said...

the usli looks delicious..sure will give a try.