Paruppu Usili | How to make Paruppu Usili

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By Amrita Iyer
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About Paruppu Usili

Much of what I have witnessed of the food cooked by my grand mother, I have always felt that it was made with a pure mind and heart and that was applicable to the simple tea she made.Her hands were what we could say “gifted” and she made a stir fry or curry taste ethereal!One of her daily cooking recipes I always loved and do so is the versatile Paruppu Usili.”Paruppu” means “Lentil” and Usili means “partly mashed and stir fried” like Scrambled Eggs.Here we are “scrambling” lentil along with any kind of beans – I used Cluster Beans also called Guar Phalli in Hindi and Kothavarakai in Tamil!This recipe is very healthy.Why because: 1.We use Beans which are a source of protein and millions of benefits! 2.We use Lentils again for their protein. 3.This delicious recipe can be paired with a Sambar – Rice or Roti for a full meal!

Paruppu Usili, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Paruppu Usili by Amrita Iyer will definitely help you in its preparation. The Paruppu Usili can be prepared within 10 minutes. The time taken for cooking Paruppu Usili is 50 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 5 people. The recipe details out how to make Paruppu Usili step by step. The detailed explanation makes Paruppu Usili so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Paruppu Usili can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Paruppu Usili from BetterButter.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time50mins
  • Serves5People
Paruppu Usili

Ingredients to make Paruppu Usili

  • 2 cups Cluster Beans/Guar Phalli/Kothavarkai, washed,stemmed and chopped
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Tur Dal/Yellow Lentils
  • 4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 4 tsp Refined Oil
  • 2 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp black Mustard Seeds (Rai)
  • 3 Dried Red Chillies

How to make Paruppu Usili

  1. To prepare the lentils, soak the lentils in 3 cups of water for 5-6 hours or overnight. Drain the water and grind them with 1 dried red chilli to a coarse paste adding 3-4 tbsp water if required.
  2. Mix 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp asafoetida and 1 tsp turmeric powder. Mix it well. Grease a cooker separator or a "Thali" or plate with a little oil and pour the paste into it. Steam it for 15-20 minutes till it's firm.
  3. Cool it to room temperature and break it up with hands into fine crumbs. It's not necessary that the crumbs should be perfect.
  4. Heat 2 tsp oil and add the lentil crumbs. Saute for 3-4 minutes till the crumbs are a little firm and cooked.The raw taste will disappear and they would become delicious to eat just by themselves. Keep aside on a plate to cool.
  5. To prepare the usili, heat 2 tsp oil and add the mustard seeds and dried red chillies. When they start popping add the asafoetida and stir for 1 minute then add the chopped beans.
  6. Stir for another minute and add the remaining salt and turmeric powder. Stir to mix, cover and cook on the lowest heat for 4-5 minutes till the beans are cooked. Now add the cooked lentils and mix it well very gently.
  7. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes further and then take it off the heat.
  8. Serve it warm with accompaniments of your choice.

Reviews for Paruppu Usili (1)

Runa Ganguly2 months ago
Nice recipe. Tasty and comfort food. Just that the lentils took a long time to cook after the steaming process too.
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