Monday, January 30, 2017

Beans Paasi Parupu Usili / Beans and Crumbled Moong Dhal

Usually we do parupu usili using bengal gram / kadalai parupu
I saw this recipe in TV which showed the same using moong dhal
This is an excellent accompaniment for Vathakuzhambu or Mor Kuzhambu rice


Ingredients
Part 1 - Curry
  • Beans - 300 g (cut into small pieces)
  • Coconut oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - 2 or 3
  • Red Chilly - 1
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Grated coconut - garnish
Part 2 - Usili / Crumbled dhal
  • Moong dhal - 1/2 cup or 150 g
  • Red chilly - 2
  • Green chilly - 1
  • Cumin seeds - 1/ 2 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
Method
Step 1 - Usili Preparation
  • Soak moong dhal, red chilly, green chilly and cumin seeds for about 1/2 hour
  • Drain the water but do not discard the drained water
  • Grind the soaked items to a thick paste and use the drained water while grinding
  • Add salt, turmeric to this batter and mix well
Step 2 - Steaming
  • In a idly stand / steamer steam the ground batter for 10 minutes
  • Also steam the chopped beans
  • Insert a knife / spoon to the cooked dhal and check.It should come out clean Otherwise cook for some more time
  • Cool the steamed dhal and crumble it using fingers

Step 3 - Beans Parupu Usili
  • Heat coconut oil in a kadai.Season with mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilly and hing
  • Saute the crumbled dhal / usili
  • Add beans and put salt.Mix well
  • Keep it closed for 2 minutes
  • Garnish with grated coconut and switch off the stove

Beans Paasi Parupu Usili is ready to serve