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
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.