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Diet Friendly Beans Parupu Usuali

Priya Satheesh
240 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Diet Friendly Beans Parupu Usuali RECIPE

This is as such a healthy side dish prepared using Toor dal and channa dal but requires extra oil to get the exact traditional texture and delicious taste.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Steaming
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 2 cups Beans, finely chopped
  2. 2 tbsp Toor dal
  3. 2tbsp Channa dal
  4. 2 tbsp Horse gram / Kollu
  5. 2 tbsp moong dal
  6. 2 tbsp rajma
  7. 2 tbsp Black chickpeas
  8. 2 - 3 Dry red chillies ( according to taste bud )
  9. salt to taste
  10. 1 tbsp olive oil
  11. Handful of curry leaves
  12. 1 tsp jeera
  13. 1/2tsp turmeric powder
  14. A pinch of hing


  1. Wash and soak all dals ( Moong, Toor, Channa, Black chickpea, Rajma and Horse gram ) for 4 hours.
  2. Add the chopped beans in a pan followed by 1- 2 Tbsp of water and salt.
  3. Simmer the flame, cover and cook till it gets cooked.
  4. Remove and keep aside.
  5. Drain the water from the soaked dal and grind it coarsely in a mixie ( without adding water ) along with dry red chilies.
  6. Transfer it to a round pan and steam it for 10 - 15 minutes.
  7. Cool the steamed mixture and grind it again in a mixie ( Just 2 -3 pulse to remove the lump ).
  8. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add jeera/cumin seeds followed by Hing, curry leaves and turmeric powder.
  9. Add the steamed dals along with salt and saute for 5 minutes in a medium flame.
  10. Now add the cooked beans and mix well.
  11. Simmer the flame and cook for another 5 minutes.
  12. Once done, remove the flame and serve hot with Rice and Vatha Kuzhambu, Kara Kuzhambu or Rasam.

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Tanushree Goel
Tanushree Goel   May-18-2017

Looks wonderful

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