Thursday, August 15, 2013

Beans Paruppu Usili

Paruppu usili is a popular south Indian dish which is made with lentils and vegetable.Lets see how to make this healthy and tasty dish.

Beans Paruppu Usili


Beans chopped
2 cups
Toor dhal
1 1/4 cups
Red chilli
½ tsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Urad dhal
2 tsp
2 tblsp
Curry leaves
as needed
as needed


Dhal preparation for usili

Paruppu usili preparation

Beans Paruppu Usili

  • Soak toor dhal and red chilli in water for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour,drain the dhal in a colander and grind the dhal,red chilli,asafoetida and needed salt to a thick paste.No need to add water while grinding.
  • Transfer this to a vessel,cover with a lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • Cook the beans with a pinch of turmeric powder and little salt.keep aside.
  • Once the pressure is released,take the cooked dhal and allow it to cool.
  • Use the pulse option in the mixie to crumble the cooked dhal evenly.
  • Heat a kadai,add oil followed by mustard seeds,urad dhal,curry leaves .Once the urad dhal turns golden in colour,add the cooked beans first and fry for 2-3 mins.Now add the crumbled dhal and mix everything well.
  • Cook in slow flame for few minutes till nice aroma comes.Paruppu usili is ready to serve.It tastes best with Mor Kuzhambu.
  • You can also steam the dhal in idli plates instead of pressure cooking but I find this way convenient and easy.
  • Cluster beans,Plantain flower(vazha poo) can also be used to make paruppu usili.


  1. Usili looks too good.Happy to be your follower.

  2. Simplicity is what I adore about dish. Lovely and great pairing for our rice.

  3. Wow looks so delicious....will try it soon...

  4. Thanks Gayathri for reminding me to publish the Parruppu usli i made for Aadi 18. Published it today.your version is different from mine. I'll try out yours next time.

  5. Delicious Parippu Usili. My hubby is not a fan of it. I love it. Your version looks very nice Gayathri.

  6. healthy dish..looks super yummy...great side dish for rice

  7. we too make the same way.. love it a lot

  8. Wow! This is totally new to me Gayathri.. Perfectly explained dear :-)


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