Beans Paruppu Usili

Beans paruppu usili is a crumbled lentils combined with other spices and cooked beans. It’s a very popular dish in southern part of India where people make for weddings and on other special occasions. It goes well with rice and vatha kuzhambu or mor kuzhambu.


  • Beans (finely chopped, 1 cup)
  • Urad Dal [Black Gram] (split, 2 tsp)
  • Toor Dal [Pigeon Peas] (split, 1 cup)
  • Hing [Asafoetida] (cake, small)
  • Mustard Seeds (1 1/2 tsp)
  • Red Chilies (5)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Oil (12 tsp)
  • Curry Leaves (few, chopped)
  • Coriander Leaves (chopped, as desired)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes

Cuisine: Indian

Category: Lunch \ Dinner


  • Wash and soak dal, red chilies and hing for an hour.
  • Filter the water and grind the above three soaked ingredients with required salt to a coarse consistency.
  • In a skillet add oil and mustard seeds.
  • After the seeds splutter add urad dal and curry leaves.
  • Wait for the dal to turn golden.
  • Add the chopped beans and salt.
  • Add little water and cook till they cook soft.
  • Set aside the cooked beans.
  • In the skillet add oil and the ground dal mixture.
  • Cook for 25 minutes on a low flame.
  • Cook till crisp and crumbled.
  • Add the cooked beans and mix well.

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