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Beans parrupu usili recipe

by Jeyashri suresh
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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RAKS KITCHEN November 6, 2009 - 11:42 pm

Looks good,I too make similar way,except that I add jeera while grinding and coconut too 🙂
Step wise pics will help many for sure! Nice pics!

SE(Denufood) November 7, 2009 - 12:17 am

hi jeya..what a colorfull usli..would have eaten it right now..

admin November 7, 2009 - 12:24 am

thanks for ur quick comment raji and SE

Home Cooked Oriya Food November 7, 2009 - 1:24 am

wow - never had this I think... Looks delicious...

Sanghi November 7, 2009 - 1:37 am

Wow.. this is one of my favt da.. One of my grandma makes it so well, i tried once, but didn't get that original taste.. will try ur version!;)

Tina November 7, 2009 - 2:17 am

Ita a new recipe to me..so colourful and different.

Sushma Mallya November 7, 2009 - 4:31 am

i had prepared it last week as it was in some book but urs look so much better than that...really delicious & a healthy one too

Padhu November 7, 2009 - 7:27 am

I prepare it in the same way .I love usili especially plaintain flower usili.

priya November 7, 2009 - 8:30 am

usili looks great....yummy n delicious!!..keep rocking!

Vidya Rao November 7, 2009 - 1:25 pm

Good to see you back!Trying Usli soon...

My cooking experiments November 7, 2009 - 1:26 pm

Wow back with a bang!Wonderful beans usili.A great click.

kalaivani November 7, 2009 - 1:56 pm

I'm not a fond of usilis but ur pic make me to drool. Looks delicious and nice step by step pics.

Vrinda November 7, 2009 - 3:34 pm

Tempting dish...beans parippu combo sounds gr8...

Sangeetha Subhash November 7, 2009 - 6:49 pm

Beans parrupu usili looks colourful and awesome!!nice step by step presentation..Perfect with rice.

Rohini November 7, 2009 - 7:39 pm

Welcome back Jey... Perfect come-back recipe.. Usili, awesome comfort food! Your step-by-step pics are great!

Priya November 7, 2009 - 9:46 pm

Oh god, my all time favourite...just love this protein packed dish..

Aysha November 8, 2009 - 1:06 am

Delicious and colourful recipe dear

my kitchen November 8, 2009 - 5:34 am

U r version is similar to my mom's one.good with sambhar rice

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine November 9, 2009 - 3:29 am

Looks lovely and this is one of my favorite. Very beautiful click.

Chitra November 9, 2009 - 6:18 am

superb click and mouthwatering usili.i posted morkulambu in t&t ..please have a look..thanks 🙂

Pari November 9, 2009 - 1:01 pm

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.

San!!! November 9, 2009 - 3:57 pm

Healthy recipe.Colorful n a sensible dish.

Saras November 10, 2009 - 10:06 am

Hi nice step by step usli looks very delicious my fav.

Bharathy November 10, 2009 - 11:03 am

My MIL too makes this, with kothavarai(cluster beans)..though I havent tried usili yet..:)
..A must try recipe!

Bharathy November 10, 2009 - 11:05 am

well..the picture of my dish doesnt show in your side bar?? 🙁

RV November 10, 2009 - 4:56 pm

Usli looks yummy.. Nice click too..

Gulmohar November 10, 2009 - 8:47 pm

Awesome..looks very colorful..Must be a great combo.

Mythreyi Dilip November 10, 2009 - 11:19 pm

Awesome, really awesome picture dear. I love usili, goes excellent with Kara kuzhambu!

Meenakshi Sankaran November 10, 2009 - 11:27 pm

Usili and morkozhambu are my all-time favorite dishes. Super Jeyamma.

Sandhya Hariharan November 12, 2009 - 3:24 pm

Well explained.... I have missed this post...

Kaushiks November 16, 2012 - 4:51 pm

when making Keerai , beans or other green veges how to retain the green color. Usually it turns greyish when it gets cooked. Any tips.

admin November 18, 2012 - 3:37 am

Normally to retain the color add 1 tsp of sugar to the green curry so that it will retain the color

dibby February 7, 2017 - 12:42 pm

I love your blog and it's pretty accurate too. I follow ur blog for almost all my cooking. Thank you sooooo much! Keep inspiring !


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