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PARUPU USILI Vegetarian-Dish

Usili is a popular Tamil Brahmin vegetable preparation where soaked, ground and steamed lentils are mixed with vegetables.Paruppu usili would be a wonderful pairing with coconut sambar.


: 100 Gms
Chana Dhal
: 1 cup
Red Chillies
: 4 nos
: 2 tbsps
: To taste
Mustard Seeds
: 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves
: A Few

Parupu Usili


  • Initially cut the beans, place them in a microwave container, add 1 tbs of water and salt to taste, and microwave high for 3 minutes.
  • Keep it aside. Soak the chana dhal in water for 1/2 an hour, drain it and grind it in a mixer with salt and red chighllies.
  • In a microwave container add 2 tbs of oil add mustard seeds and curry leaves and microwave high for 3 minutes.
  • Then to the tadka add the ground paste, sprinkle 1 tbs of water and microwave high for 4 minutes, stirring once in between.
  • At last add the boiled beans,mix well and microwave high for 30 sec. Parupu Usili is ready to eat. Enjoy it, along with rice and sambar.