Kotavarangai (Cluster Beans) Paruppu Usili


This dish is special to Tamil Nadu. It is delicious and very healthy. It is eaten as a side dish and is best when combined with MOR Kuzhambu and rice. Tastes good with rasam and rice too!

Toovar Dal – ¼ cup
Chenna Dal – 1/4 cup
Urdh dhal – 1 tbsp
Moong dhal – 1 tbsp
Red chillies – 6 no
Curry leaves – 2 stem
Hing – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste
kothavaraikai chopped – 1 cup
 For Seasoning
Oil – 4 tbsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Urdh dal – 1 tsp
  • Soak the all dals in a hot water for 2 hours. After 2 hours drain it and grind with curry leaves, Hing, red chillies, and salt. Grind them coarsely.  Put it in the Microwave bowl and cook it for 3 minutes. Keep aside.
  • Take a sauce pan add water, two pinch of turmeric powder, cluster beans and salt. Boil it for few minutes. Then drain well and keep aside.
  • Heat a oil in a frying pan add seasonings, when mustard seeds crackled add the dal mixture and fry it for five minutes . Then add kothavarangai in it and mix well.  Lower the heat, and stir it for few more minutes. The delicious Paruppu Usli is ready.Source: sadhanakitchen
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