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Paruppu Usili is a traditional South Indian dish which is prepared with lentils. It is a very healthy dish as it has lentils and is steam cooked. This goes excellent with almost any type of kuzhambu. You can try the same recipe with french beans as well..Follow this procedure and enjoy a traditional meal with your loved ones.
Cluster Beans -1/4 kg
Tur dal -1/3 cup
Bengal Gram/channa dal/kadalai paruppu -1/4 cup
Red chillies -2
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
For the seasoning
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
Asafoetida/hing -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves –few
Wash and chop cluster beans finely. Add turmeric powder, salt and steam cook.
Soak tur dal and channa dal together for 1-2 hours. Drain the water completely and grind it (without adding water) coarsely with green chillies or red chillies and salt.
Grease idly mould and steam cook the ground dal. Once cooked, crumble the mixture with your hands.
Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing and curry leaves.Then add the crumbled dal, cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat, then add the cooked cluster beans (if there is water, squeeze it out completely and add to the above) and mix well.Cook for further 2-3 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve as a side dish for rice.
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