Thursday, June 9, 2011

Avarakkaai Paruppu Usili / Broad beans 'n' Channa Dhall Stir Fry

This dish is my mom's recipe... I love her stir fry with broad beans and usually eat lots of this stir fry. When I made this for the first time in my MIL's home, it was a hit with everyone... My MIL used to make this stir fry with banana stem only it seems and so everyone liked it a lot. Especially huss dear. These days when we go on the weekend vegetable shopping, he makes me get these broad beans and asks me to prepare this usulli.

So on to the recipe.

~*What U Need*~
Broadbeans - 1/4 kg

Medium sized Onion - 1

Grated coconut - 1/2 cup

Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp

Channa dhal - 1/2 cup

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Urad dhal -1 tsp

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

Oil -2 tablespoons
Salt - to taste

How I Made it:
Soak the channa dhal in water overnight. Blend this into a coarse mixture say 1 or 2 pulses. Set aside.
Blend the grated coconut and cumin seeds together.
Chop the onions into cubes. Cut the broad beans finely
Heat oil and add the mustard seeds and allow to splutter.
Next add the curry leaves and then urad dhal.
When the urad dhal has turned brown, add the onions and sauté till glassy.
Add salt

Add the pulsed channa dhal and fry till it turns light brown. Now add the turmeric powder and chilli powder and sauté.
Add the chopped broad beans and saute. Drizzle some water so that the broad beans cook well.

When the broad beans are half done add the coconut and cumin seeds mixture and saute well. Do a quick taste check and if fine, off the flame.

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  1. Looks great. I have made Paruppu Usili with Beans and not with Broad Beans.. I learn many recipes from you and other bloggers. Keep going..

  2. sounds nice to make wid broad beans...looks yumm

  3. haven't tried usli with broad beans.
    looks healthy and delicious dear :)

  4. Nice usuli dear. I make usuli using beans and carrot..havent tried with broad beans yet...

  5. Paruppu usili with broad beans is new n nice idea...looks inviting...share more of your Mom's recipe sinz Amma samayal is always spl...right???

  6. Paruppu usili is my favorite... havent tried with avarakkai though.. sounds so good..
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  7. Love paruppu usili .. I don't do the coconut grinding though .. just dal. Looks so tasty Vimitha.

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  8. totally new to me !! looks so wonderful and delicious !!

  9. looks very yummy .... nice ombination ....

  10. Very nutritious and tasty looking stir fry.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. I love this recipe a lot. very healthy and delicious one.. thanks for sharing :)
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  12. உசிலி ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்...காரகுழம்பிற்கு ஏத்த ஜோடி!!

  13. Broad beans parippu usli looks awesome perfect. nice recipe.

  14. Love paruppu usili with any veggies,simply inviting and delicious..

  15. Love broad beans..but never tried them stir-fried. Looks so delicious!

  16. A very healthy recipe with yummy flavors

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  17. what a healthy stir fry..nice combo..

  18. This looks so good! Great way to use broad beans =)

  19. romba superana usili...Love this with kulambu...Thanks for sharing..

  20. love to add veggies like this in our meal daily...nice prep u have it...

  21. Healthy and delicious stir fry..never tried this combo before..looks YUM!

  22. Vow nice recipe, looks delicious and inviting.

  23. can anythg beat the heavenly combo of usili & vatta kuzhambu !! this looks perfect

  24. Hi... your beens stir fry looks so yummy... my mam also prepare this, I love it.... thanks for droping me.

  25. good one vamitha :P wanna make it sometime..

  26. Yum, wow, lovely flavors in there.
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  27. i luv broad beans nd will try this.......

  28. Wonderful recipe. Looks delicious and tempting.

  29. Healthy, delicious stir fry!!!
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  30. beans with channa dhall is interesting combo should try sometime!


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