Paruppu Usili


Paruppu Usli Is a tradition in our houses. Either this or Potato curry is a must in our houses during special days. Paruppu usili is lentil based curry with vegetables like bean, cabbage, onion , banana flower or cluster beans .


  1. Beans -1 cup
  2. Tuvar Dal -1 /4 cup
  3.  Channa Dal -1 /2 cup
  4.  Red Chilli  – 4 TO 5
  5.  Cumin seeds  -1 /2 tsp
  6.  Turmeric powder -1 /2 tsp
  7. Salt – to taste
  8. Oil- 3 to 4 tbsp
  9. Mustard seeds -1 /2 tsp
  10. Curry leaves –  a few sprig


  1. Soak the dals in water for 15 minutes .Then drain the water and  dry grind it with cumin seeds and red chilli
  2. Cut beans and cook in water.
  3.  In a pan add oil and temper with mustard seeds.
  4. Add the ground mixture and beans , salt .
  5. Mix well and add it to the oil.
  6.  In a low flame let it cook. stir occasionally.
  7.  The final product should be crisp and soft.
  8.  That’s it . A non stick pan or cast iron will do the wonder .

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