How to make Beans paruppu usili – Sidedish recipes

     Paruppu usili, that is a combination of crumbled lentils or parappu with some vegetable such as french beans, cluster beans etc is a hot favourite in most of the Tamilian homes. Its a traditional dish which is usually prepared as a side dish with morkuzhumbu. But I am not too particular about this perfect combinations and love it with simple rasam or sambar too. Few days back I even tried this with vaizhaipoo i.e banana flowers and it just tasted awesome. My mom used to make this slightly differently by frying the crumbled lentils in oil. But I follow a process given by my sis- in law which involves steaming the lentils.

Both the methods works fine. I will try to post the other method too very soon. As for the lentils, some use tuvar dal alone or with a combination of channa dal. Here I have used only tuvar dal.

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  1. Soak the tuvar dal in water for about an hour. Grind the dal with some dried red chillies and a pinch of salt. Add some curry leaves. Mix with the ground paste. Make small balls with the paste as shown in the picture below. Steam them for around 10 minutes. Crumble the steamed balls of lentil. Keep this aside.
  2. Now steam the beans in a cooker(without keeping the weight) or microwave them for 8 to 10 minutes till its cooked.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds along with some asafoetida. Add the cooked beans along with some turmeric powder and some salt accrordingly. Add the crumbled lentil. Stir well for 5 minutes till everything mixes properly into a dry curry.
  4. Serve hot as a side dish for sambar rice.
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  1. Priya Yallapantula

    Love the pics and the recipe is even better looking 🙂

  2. jeyashrisuresh

    i too make it in the same way. even i too love to have this with anything.

  3. Sandhya Hariharan

    great clicks sowmya… something that definitely needs to b tried!

  4. Shama Nagarajan

    i like this usili…nice photo and bowl dear

  5. Hamaree Rasoi

    New dish to me. Sounds to try thisDeepaHamaree Rasoi

  6. Aruna Manikandan

    Healthy delicious recipe dear 🙂

  7. Looks delicious ! One of my favorites…

  8. Krishnaveni

    one of my favs too, loved that bright colour

  9. Love paruppu usli any day with mor kuzhmbhu or vathal kuzhmbhu. Looks delicious.

  10. That looks delicious and i m sure it will taste yumm with rasam

  11. Priya Suresh

    My all time favourite, just love with rasam..yumm!

  12. Hi Sowmya,Visiting your blog after I got back from my long vacation. It looks very nice. all your pictures are so nice. The paruppu usili looks very good.

  13. Divya Kudua

    I love this preparation,tastes yum with rice!!

  14. Nithu Bala

    🙂 Today I prepared beans usli and vendaka morkuzhambu..loved your click and tempting..

  15. Jayashree

    I love usili…and make it this way too. It takes much less oil this way.

  16. SpicyTasty

    Love this usili recipe. so inviting and refreshing. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I love this..well presented ..

  18. Taste of Mysore

    Beans and paruppu make a dashing combo in palya as we call it 🙂


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