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Monday, February 7, 2011

CLUSTER BEANS( KOTHAVARANGAI) PARUPPUSILI (3 versions)

Paruppusili OR Paruppu usili is a tasty side dish and a different type of dry curry which is served on all South-Indian marriages. It is a special recipe made during festivals. I am posting here, three methods of making paruppu usili, the traditional version with more oil(tastiest of all), medium-oil version, and the less oil microwave version.

Ingredients:

Cluster Beans - 1/4 kg. (finely chopped)

To temper:

Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Urad dal – 1/2 tsp.
Curry leaves -a sprig
Oil - differs for all versions

To coarsely grind:

Toor dal - 1 cup
Dry red chillies – 2 or 3
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - to taste

TO DO IN COMMON FOR ALL THE VERSIONS:

Soak toor dal and red chillies in water for 1/2 an hour. Drain completely and grind coarsely alongwith salt & turmeric powder. If necessary, sprinkle water.

Boil cluster beans with salt and turmeric powder, drain it and squeeze out the excess water using your hand.

METHOD:

TRADITIONAL VERSION WITH MORE OIL:

Heat a ladle of oil in a pan, temper with mustard seeds , urad dal and curry leaves. Add the ground paste and fry till crisp and golden brown. Add the boiled cluster beans, mix well and saute for 3 more minutes.

MEDIUM-OIL VERSION:

Steam cook the ground paste for ten minutes and keep aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a non- stick pan, temper with mustard seeds , urad dal and curry leaves. Add the ground paste and stir fry for 3 minutes. Add the boiled beans mix well and saute for 3 more minutes.

LESS-OIL & MICROWAVE VERSION:

In a micro proof dish, combine together the boiled cluster beans and the ground paste and Microwave HIGH(uncovered) for 5 minutes. Add 1 tsp. of oil, mix well and cook it uncovered in MICRO HIGH for two more minutes. Temper with the given ingredients. Serve hot.

32 comments :

  1. Paakave superba irukku! Love it all time,nice recipe!

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  2. I have not yet tasted this vegetable.I should try it once.

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  3. this veg i like very much as reema also make this looking tasty and healthy

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  4. Looks yum ..I have yet to try usili ....

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  5. இந்த உசிலி கூட நல்ல மெந்திய குழம்பும் சீரக ரசமும் இருந்தால் ரொம்ப பிரமாதமாக இருக்கும். எனக்கு பிடித்த combo!!

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  6. usili with cluster beans i have never tried that. Though i dont make the more oil version,i like that one.

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  7. Usili is my family favorite and we make the second version always. Steam cook it and crumble them :) yummy :)

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  8. wow this is very very healthy! very yummy too!

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  9. My husband's fav one,he demands me to make it every week...Usili luks colorful

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  10. Belated pongal wishes Shanti didi. Beans poriyal looks very nice.

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  11. I've also made this and yet to post ..Love it with sambar rice..very healthy recipe

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  12. Looks so tempting...Thanks for sharing...

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  13. My fav one too..Parkave supera irukku.. super tempted.

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  14. I have never cooked with it! But I will try this recipe..

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  15. looks so good and tempting.

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  16. so tempting! Love south indian flavours

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  17. I can survive for many days with this sort of usilis...lovely!

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  18. Parupu usli naale adhike oru thani mariyade.especially kothavaranga which I repeat very often in my house.Your parupu usli is very tempting.

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  19. i love usili but never made till now, will surely try. which is better, steaming or not steaming?

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  20. Nandu oda favorite Maami. I make parupusili all the time and love this version too -but its hard to find good fresh kothranga at all times.

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  21. My hubby's favourite dish! We prefer beans than cluster beans!

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  23. One of my all time favourites.Admire your patience to post 3 versions!Should try the microwaved version,shall get back after trying!Thanks.

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  24. Wow you have a wonderful space here with so many wonderful dishes.I am don't know what recipe to start with :).Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  25. A new veggie in my cook book,and it looks absolute delish!

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  26. wow.. my fav.. the clicks are awesome.. i wish i had some to eat.. :(

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  27. Usal or (paruppu) usili appears to be more common in tamilnadu and maharashtra. This can be made with a variety of vegetables. Usal gives the benefits of dal and vegetables which is highly healthy. With cluster beans it is indeed a super food as you get a grest deal of fibre too. One should make usals most days of the week as it will give much needed protein and other benefits esp for children/vegetarians and will ward of many diseases

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