Thursday, 11 February 2010

Beans Paruppu Usili

When the usual beans curry sounds boring, this usili definitely makes the meal interesting. The addition of lentils to the curry makes it healthier and tastier.

I used:

Beans – 1 cup,chopped and boiled
Toor dhal-less than ½ a cup
Channa dhal- less than ¼ cup
Red chillies – 2
Coconut- 2 tablespoons grated
Salt to taste


Mustard- 1 teaspoon
Channa dhal/-1 teaspoon
Urad dhal-1/2 a teaspoon
Red chillies – 2
Curry leaves a few
Oil-2 teaspoons

1. Soak chaana dhal and toor dhal for an hour along with red chillies.
2. Drain and grind to a coarse batter. Sprinkle very little water if required.
3. Make small balls of this batter and steam them in a idli steamer for 10-15 minutes
4. Cool ,crumble them and keep aside.

5. Heat a pan and put in the seasonings.
6. When they crackle and dhal turns brown, add the boiled beans, crumbled dhal, coconut and salt.Mix well
7. Cook for a few minutes and remove from heat.

Serve as a side dish.

Bon appetit...


  1. Absolutely tasty one. I just love it. :)

  2. Parrupu usili looks very yummy. Using coconut is new to me.

  3. even we make this..perfect wid hot rice n ghee

  4. I love the taste dal and beans together, so tasty. I have to make some! :)

  5. Delicious! Perfect for this col weather!

  6. Usili with plain rasam rice would be a comfort food. Good one!

  7. My husband's favorite - i make it quite often but I just cook the daal in the pan first covered. Too lazy to pressure cook it and wash another vessel! Looks great!

  8. Wow.. nice one, I make it in a slight different way!.. looks delicious:).. and nice array of pics!!


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