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Beans parrupu usili recipe

I am back again with parrupu usili. Again this is a traditional dish  and very good accompaniment for morkulambhu and vatha kulambhu. Before i got married,i eat parrupu usili as a accompaniment to rice.After marriage everybody in my hubby’s place they mix usili with hot rice and keep morkulambhu for accompaniment.
The very first time when i saw this it was strange to me and after trying that combo,it was good.
My MIL makes this very nicely and i learnt this from her. she adds more of channa dal and little of toor dal,to make the usili  like parrupu podi and mix with rice.
Here comes the recipe for beans usili.
Regarding the veggies to be added in usili,it is absolutely your choice.We can add beans, carrot,valaipoo,cluster beans,cabbage,broadbeans. My hubby’s grandma used to say that it can be made with onions and ladies finger too.But i never tried using all that.
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Beans paruppu usili

  Preparation Time : 15 mins + soaking time 1 hour| Cooking Time : 35 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Beans  1 cup ( chopped into small)
     Channa dal  1 cup
     Toor dal   1/4 cup
     Red chili  4
     Asafoedita  2 pinches
    Turmeric powder  2 pinches
    Urad dal   1/2 tsp
    Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
    Oil  2 tblsp
    Curry leaves   few  


  • Soak channa dal and toor dal for 1 hr or if you are making this in weekdays for lunch box and going to make in the morning,soak it overnight and keep it in the fridge.
  • Drain the water and grind it in the mixie  along with hing ,redchilles ,curry leaves and salt,without adding water to it. Grease an idli plate and steam this ground paste for 7 – 10 mins.
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  • When it is done cut the steamed dal into pices and allow it to cool. After that,put it in a mixie and just grind it once .
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  • Heat a kadai, add a tblsp of oil and add mustard seeds and urad dhal to it.when it is done add the dal to it and fry nicely till it becomes golden brown.
  • Meanwhile cook the beans and carrot in a kadai adding a little salt to it.
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  • Now mix both the beans and the dal nicely..
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy with hot fluffy rice .

If you want usili to be very soft add more of toordhal and a little  channa dal.

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  1. This looks so tempting Jeyasree, I have never tried an usili, urs is inviting me to try.
    I had liked ur bottlegourd pittala also, but was not keeping too well that time to leave a comment, so making for it now.


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