Friday, June 12, 2009

Paruppu Usili


Channa dal - 1/4 up
Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Red chillies - 6
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Beans - 2 cups (fresh,chopped)
Curry leaves - as needed
Salt - as needed
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Asafoedita - a pinch


Soak both Channa and toor dals along with red chillies for about 30 minutes.Chop the green beans and cook them in the microwave with little salt.Now grind the dal mixture with jeera,salt,asafoetida very coarsely.In a pan, heat oil and fry mustard seeds,urad dal and curry leaves.Now add the grounded dal mixture and let it cook untilit becomes small crumbles.Now add cooked beans to this and let it cook until everything comes together and cooked through.Serve this with rice.

I made Beetroot usili the same way.Below is the picture.


jayasri said...

i love paruppu usli with beans, i make them quite often with bittergourd because hubby likes it!, never tried with beetroot! it must have given a sweet & spicy taste i think!.... both the pictures look very yummmy....

meeso said...

Seems simple, tasty and healthy!

Kalai said...

Have never tried usli with beetroot. Great idea, Maheswari! :)

Srivalli said...

very lovely maha...hope the kids are keeping you good..:)

Usha said...

I love parappu usili but I have never tried it with beetroot, cool variation !

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Never got paruppu usli right for once so far!!! Gotta try this for sure!!!

SabreeNaz said...

I love this preparation, but have never tried doing it all by myself! Looks lovely

Anonymous said...

Beetroot usili is new to me. sounds interesting. Will be trying it out soon.


Nithya said...

I love this dish a lot. Mom makes it the same way too... beetroot usili is new to me though.

First time to your blog and find it really nice and interesting. Keep it going. Will be here often.

Do take a look at my blogs when you find time.

SnacksGiving said...

A very nice way to incorporate beetroot. Thanks for sharing!

Chef Jeena said...

Both look really delicious.