Paruppu Usili, Beans Paruppu Usili

Paruppu Usili,  Beans Paruppu Usili

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This is a dry dish made with vegetables like beans, cluster beans or banana flower and dal. It usually goes well with More Kuzhambu , raitas like Red Pumpkin Pachadi or Doodhi Pachadi and dry roasted or fried appalam.

Paruppu Usili, Beans Paruppu Usili recipe - How to make Paruppu Usili, Beans Paruppu Usili

Soaking time:  15 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1/4 cup toovar (arhar) dal
6 to 7 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1 tsp asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
2 cups finely chopped french beans
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tbsp freshly grated coconut
6 to 7 curry leaves (kadi patta) for the garnish

  1. Clean, wash and soak the toovar dal in enough water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Add the red chillies, asafoetida, little salt and 2 tbsp of water and blend in a mixer to neither too coarse nor too fine paste. Keep aside.
  3. Combine the french beans, little salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame till done, stirring once in between. Drain excess water if any and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the prepared paste and 1 cup of water, mix well and cover and cook on a slow flame till the dal is cooked, while stirring once in between.
  7. Add the french beans and coconut, mix gently and cook on a slow flame for another 4 to 5 minutes. Serve hot garnished with curry leaves.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy66 cal
Protein1.5 g
Carbohydrates3.8 g
Fiber1.5 g
Fat5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A100.5 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C12 mg
Folic Acid25.7 mcg
Calcium28.4 mg
Iron0.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium2.9 mg
Potassium76 mg
Zinc0.3 mg