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.