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Paruppu Usili

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Paruppu Usili can be made with either one of the following vegetables:
Beans - finely chopped
Raddish- peeled and grated
Beetroot- peeled and grated

Ingredients
Any one of the above veggies - 1 pound
channa dhal - 1/2 cup (soaked in water for about 3 hours)
chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
asafotedia - little
mustard seeds
green chillis - 1
turmeric powder little
curry leaves - few
corrianderr leaves - few
coconut - 1 tablespoon
salt

Method
Grid the drained soaked channa dhal with salt, chilli powder and asafotedia to a very coarse paste.

In a pan, add oil, then add mustard seed, finely chopped green chilli, turmeric powder and then the veggie. Add a little water and cook for about 10 minutes. Then add the grinded dhal and cook for 10 - 15 more minutes until the dhal is cooked. Finally add chopped curry leaves, corriander leaves and grated coconut.

Comments (2)

Hi, Searched for a different recipe with beetroot and stopped here. Just made Beetroot Paruppu Usili. The taste is too good. But the final product is not of crumbled consistency but sticky? Why so? And, should I have to add water while adding the ground chana dhal paste with the veggie? Otherwise it sticks on the bottom of the pan....Can you clear my doubts? Thank You.

@Viji: You can steam cook the ground dhal paste like we steam idli.. Then u can just cool it and break it with your hands as we do for idli upma and add it after the beetroot gets cooked.

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