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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Parupu Usili recipe with beans

Parupu Usili recipe with Green Beans

I have never prepared usili dishes until i met my husband.Parupu usili is an traditional south indian recipes.(veggies cooked with spicy ground lentils) thats can be made with banana flower, cabbage or beans.

Beans usili is one of my husband's favorite dish & so i learnt it from my MIL & amma.

  • Green beans- 1 Cup
  • Chana dal(kadalai parupu) - 1/2 cup
  • Tuvar dal- 1 cup
  • Chilly- 4
  • curyy leaves - few
  • Turmeric - 2 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Hing - a pinch
  • Oil- 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp

Cooking Time
40 Minutes



Soak Tuvar/Toor dal along with Chana dal overnight. If u forgot to soak overnight you can soak it 3 hours prior grinding it. This is done to make dals soft. My amma & MIL used to soak dals 20 to 30 minutes before grinding.Its based on the type of dal you get.

Wash & Chop beans into small pieces. Pressure cook it while cooking rice.

Grind the dal along with chillies, turmeric, salt, hing & curry leaves. Add very less water while grinding. You should grind the mixture coarsely. Keep aside.

Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a pan & add the grinded mixture. Use a spatula & break it into small pieces while frying. Add the cooked beans add salt if required & cook for few minutes.

Your tasty Parupu usili is ready to be served.

I searched online for a easy version of cooking this recipe. I came across this website which most of you people would have come across. This is the best version i came across online. Easy for beginners too. Do have a look.

Source: Edible Garden (cooking & me)

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