Avarakkai Paruppu Usili | Broad Bean with Lentil Dry Saute | Step by Step Recipe

>>  Thursday, June 23, 2011

Today we are starting the second group of the Blogging Marathon. I decided to do one theme a day. Well next couple of days are hectic and I really don't think I have time to make same theme for the week. I know I often repeat this, but days are really passes off fast. I almost think that planning the breakfast, lunch and dinner occupies major part of my day. I know my colleagues tease me that with the number of dishes I make, it's only natural that time passes off quickly.

I know I enjoy making and more than that planning it well ahead to get it completed on time. Since the school began for the boys, I have made it a point to ask them what they want. It's been a repeat request the entire week. I have managed to work around that. I know I ought to work on a proper menu and give them option.

Coming to the recipe today, I decided to post a speciality dish from Tamil Nadu, Parrupu Usili. As a kid there was a time when I used to look forward to attend wedding specialty for this dish. It's quite common to make this with Toor dal and of course there are different ways. I have already posted two methods to make it. While those are easy to make, this method of steaming and grating seems to be the most authentic method or at least that's what is claimed.

One can make this parrupu Usili with different vegetables like Beans, Cluster Beans, Banana Blossoms, and Indian Broad Beans. today I will be sharing a recipe made with Broad Beans.

Step by Step Recipe for making Parrupu Usili

Broad Beans Paruppu Usili

Soaking Time : 30 - 40 mins
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins

Ingredients needed:

Bengal Gram - 100 gms
Broad Beans - 150 gms
Red Chillies - 4 - 5 long
Salt to taste

Mustard seeds + Urud dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Asafetida a pinch

Method to prepare.

Soak Channa dal in water for 30 mins.

Chop the broad beans to fine pieces. Microwave for 7 mins.

Drain water from the channa dal and grind along with red chillis and salt to a fine paste without adding too much of water. Divide into small balls and steam in a greased plate in a idli cooker for 10 - 15 mins.

Once it is cooled, grate into a fine powder.

Heat a kadai and add mustard, curry leaves. Once it splutters, add both the dal mix and cooked beans. Cover and cook in sim for 10 mins. Stirring frequently to ensure it doesn't get burnt. Sprinkle water if it gets dry.

It takes about 5 -7 mins to get done.

Serve with sambar and steamed Rice.

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Vardhini June 23, 2011 at 11:01 AM  

Love usili with any vegetable. Looks yummy.

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Lavanya Selvaraj June 23, 2011 at 11:07 AM  

Looks great Srivalli. Looks very yummy.

Mélange June 23, 2011 at 12:02 PM  

A must try..Full bowl of nutrition!

Priya June 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM  

Love paruppu usili simply with curd rice, super delicious and inviting..

Jay June 23, 2011 at 4:07 PM  

this is so delicious n nice recipe..:)
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vaishali sabnani June 23, 2011 at 5:03 PM  

Valli ..this is v interesting..totally new for me...

harini-jaya June 23, 2011 at 5:42 PM  

Looks good. This kind of curry has been in my mind for a long time now and somehow I am unable to bring myself to make it.

divya June 23, 2011 at 5:46 PM  

Looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. awesome clicks !!..

jayasree June 23, 2011 at 6:28 PM  

Paruppu usli and morkuzhambu is the ultimate combo. Mouthwatering pics.

PJ June 23, 2011 at 7:25 PM  

In my childhood, I never used to like paruppu usli and after my wedding I started liking it. I usually make it with banana blossom and beans.Never tried with avarakkai. Looks delicious. Nice clicks :)

Degchi June 23, 2011 at 8:01 PM  

Protein packed Parrupu Usili looks so good.

Jayashree June 23, 2011 at 8:49 PM  

It's nice that your kids like this, Valli.....I can never get my daughter to eat this as she thinks it is too spicy.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal June 23, 2011 at 9:15 PM  

I have to try it out as I have heard a lot about it and always wanted to try it out :)

thekitchenaffaire June 23, 2011 at 10:14 PM  

Wow. thats a newbie to me. Have to try this.. looks yum :)

Nithya June 23, 2011 at 11:22 PM  

I love usili a lot irrespective of the veggi used along with it :)

Usha June 24, 2011 at 2:00 AM  

Nice recipe!

Suma Gandlur June 24, 2011 at 3:10 AM  

Love this nutritious dish. We make the Andhra patoli the same way.

Cool Lassi(e) June 24, 2011 at 3:12 AM  

Usili/side-dish looks fabulous! We steam urudai kuzhambhu "urundais" similar to this. :)

Pavani June 24, 2011 at 4:58 AM  

I love paruppu usili.. Yours looks delicious.

rekhas kitchen June 24, 2011 at 8:58 AM  

A perfect combination with rasam and rice yummm...

Divya Vikram June 26, 2011 at 5:35 AM  

Usili looks delicious and healthy!

Sin-A-Mon (Monika) June 27, 2011 at 10:32 PM  

this looks so yummy and is healthy too

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