Monday, September 7, 2009

Clusters Beans Parupu Usili

Paruppu Usili is a traditional South Indian (Tamil Brahmin) dish which is prepared with lentils. It is a very healthy dish as it has lentils and is steam cooked. Today we will learn how to make Cluster beans (kothavarangai) paruppu usili following this easy recipe.

 Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili-Cluster Beans Paruppu Usili

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili-Cluster Beans Usili

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili-Cluster Beans Usili

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 3-5
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
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   Ingredients needed

   Cluster Beans -1/4 kg
   Tur dal -1/3 cup
   Bengal Gram/channa dal/kadalai paruppu -1/4 cup
   Red chillies -2
   Green chillies-2
   Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
   Asafoetida/hing -1/4 tsp
   Curry leaves -few


Preparation

Trim both the end of the cluster beans or k
othavarangai, wash and chop cluster beans finely. Add turmeric powder, salt and steam cook. Pressure cooker can be used for steaming (without weight). Keep it aside.

Soak tur dal and channa dal together for 1-2 hours. Drain the water completely and grind it (without adding water) coarsely with green chillies, red chillies and salt.

Grease idly mould and steam cook the ground dal. Picture below shows the steamed dal.

steamed dal









Once cooked, crumble the mixture with your hands. You can also blend it in the mixie just for a second to crumble it evenly as seen in the picture below.

crumbled dal for usili








Method

Now heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing and curry leaves.

Then add the crumbled dal, cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat, then add the cooked cluster beans (if there is water, squeeze it out completely and add to the above) and mix well.

Cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve as a side dish for rice. Usually I make mor kuzhambu or jeera rasam when I prepare Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili.

Note -Instead of cluster beans, plantain flower or beans or cabbage can also be used to prepare paruppu usili.

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5 comments:

  1. Hey thanks for visiting my blog!!I love this parupu usili and for sure going to try this one out...U have a very nice blog.Thanks for the recipe!!

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  2. Hai akka,
    how many minutes should I have to steam the dhal?
    THank u for the post akka.
    Like all ur recipies it also going to rock in my kitchen.

    Mymoon from dubai

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  3. Hai padhu I am quite impressed by your recipes l have tried many of ur receipes they r great . good way of reaching peoples heart. Majee

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  4. I came across your blog accidently. Trust me yours is the best blog for cooking, well written and neatly arranged. I am so excited to try this. I have eaten this before, not tried myself. Thankyou so much . Just to add, I tried butter murukku and peas masala.It came out well. Thanks!

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