Beans Paruppu Usili

Beans Paruppu Usili

Paruppu usili is a Tamil brahmin & Iyengar dish. It can be made with various vegetables. It goes well with sambar, vendakkai puli kuzhambu, and pepper rasam.

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Prep Time
1 hour
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
1:30 minutes
Serves
4

Ingredients

  • Beans – 1/4 kg, Chopped
  • Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
  • Salt – To taste

To Grind

  • Chana dal – 2 tbsp
  • Toor dal – 2 tbsp
  • Green chili – 2
  • Coconut – 1/2 cup, shredded
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida (Hing) – A pinch

To Temper

  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Oil – 2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Soak chana dal and Toor dal in water for 1 hour.1
  2. Chop the beans and cook it in water with salt and turmeric, and drain the water completely using a sieve.9
  3. Grind coconut, green chili, and cumin seeds coarsely. Add soaked dal to it and grind it together (don’t add water when grinding) and make it into small balls.
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  4. Take an idli pan and grease it with oil. Steam the ground dal balls for 5-10 minutes in idli cooker.4
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  5. Crumble the steamed dal and keep it aside (if it is hard to crumble with hand, you can use a mixie for rough grinding).6
  6. Now heat a pan and add the items listed under the section ‘To temper’. Add cooked beans and stir it for a minute. Add crumbled dal to it and mix well.78
  7. Serve it hot with rice and sambar, vendakkai puli kuzhambu or pepper rasam.
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