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Beans Paruppu Usili


Paruppu Usili are has been in my 'to do' list  since long. I thought it is time consuming and postponing it for a while. If you followed the precooking preparation  it becomes too easy and now i make it quite often. The secret is when you set the rice in a cooker, follow the 3rd step and you are half done.  It is very healthy and delicious usili and it goes very well with rasam, sambar, mor kuzhambu and even with curd rice. This is a traditional south Indian side dish for rice.

Paruppu Usili  - In language of Tamil -> Paruppu means Lentils and Usili is boiled vegetables are mixed with cooked crumbled lentils. In this recipe i used string beans 


  • 15 to 20 green string Beans (nicely chopped)
  • 1 cup chana dal / Split Black Chickpeas
  • 4 to 5 nos. Whole red chilies 
  • 1 tsp Haldi/Turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • Oil

For seasoning:
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp urad dal/ White Lentils (grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida / Hing

Time Required: 25 mins


1. Soak chana dal and red chilies for 2 hour and then roughly grind with adding haldi/turmeric powder and salt
2. Wash the beans thoroughly and Chop it into fine pieces.
3. In a pressure cooker cook both the blended mixture and beans separately  in different vessels
4. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a non-stick pan. Add hing, mustard seeds when it splutter, add urad dal. Then add the crumbled dal mixture. Fry well till the mixture gets little roasted. Add the cooked beans to it and mix well with the dal mixture and cook for another 2 to 3 mins.

Serving: It goes very well with rasam, sambar and mor kozhambhu rice.

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