Thursday, July 18, 2013

Beans Paruppu Usili

Usili is a simple stir fry that is made using any beans variety, or banana flower or banana stem, the most common being french beans. But the yardlong beans and broad beans make good candidates too. It is best served with sambar, white rice and a dollop of ghee. It is a typical TAMBRAHM dish and their kalyaana saapadu is never complete without serving this. Loads of crunchy yet soft channa dhal with the nearly cooked veggie makes it a perfect winner.

Amma usually makes usili with broad beans and thats how I know the dish. But the other day when I was talking to her, topics changed and somehow we landed up discussing "usili". That is when she told me that usili is traditionally made with french beans... And then I wanted to have a taste of it. This goes well with sambar saadam or dhal rice but you could serve it with tomato rice too just like I did.

~*What U Need*~
Beans - 1/4 kg
Medium sized Onion - 1
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. hop the onions and beans. 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 the pulsed channa dhal and fry till it turns light brown. Add the beans, sprinkle some water and cook till soft. Add chilli powder and salt and mix well. Remove from flame.

Serve with rice!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. I am a die hard fan of parupu usli with diffrent veggies.Ur dish is awesome.

  2. Who say not to parruppu usli healthy :) and filling !

  3. wow...Yummy and tempting dish....Love it with sadam and kara kuzhambu...

  4. Simply beautiful - we are trying to eat more legumes and veggies - this is ideal!
    Mary x

  5. very balanced I can see. Will try soon dear

  6. love paruppu usili,healthy n filling side dish...looks inviting!

  7. One of my favorite..but I don't add onion though! delicious!

  8. so tempting... just love it...

  9. woo.. but adding onions is a diff one.. looks so yumm.. love the platter

  10. Very very healthy and lovely paruppu usili...

  11. Love this healthy and yummy dish. how are things at your end Vimitha with the little one?

  12. Usili is one of my favorites too...nicely made

  13. Who will say no to this tempting usili,would love with mor kuzhambu...

  14. Hi Vimitha, very delicious bean dish, look very appetizing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    Have a great week ahead.

  15. perfectly done...great for weekend full meal lunch

  16. I love your Beans Paruppu Usili and it's perfectly done. :) Can't wait to try this.

  17. Delicious and perfectly made usili.

  18. looks awesome with besan , love to see u at my space too.


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