Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Cluster Beans Paruppu Usili Bramin Style

கொத்தவரங்காய் பருப்பு உசிலி
Cluster beans chana dal stir fry/Koththvaranka paruppu usili / Cluster Beans Paruppu Usili Bramin Style. It is  bramin’s Traditional side dish. It is usually prepared for bramin’s marriage.

(Cluster beans chana dal stir fry)

  1. Cluster beans – 300 gram
  2. Channa dal – 100 gram
  3. Green chili – 2 nos
  4. Ginger – 1 inch size
  5. Curry leaves - few
  6. Salt – ½ tspn

For tempering
  1. Oil – 3 + 1 tspn
  2. Whole red chilli – 2 nos
  3. Cumin seeds – ½ tspn
  4. Curry leaves – few
  5. Asafetida – 2 pinches
  6. Coriander leaves – few


  1. Soak channa dal (kadalai paruppu) for ½ hour and drain the water.
  2. In a mixie add drained channa dal, ginger, curry leaves, green chili, and salt grind coarsely.
  3. Mix well and Make 6 equal small ball and steam it in a idli pan.
  4. Wash cluster beans and chop it finely. In a vessel add chopped cluster beans, 2 cup water, salt,turmeric pwd cook for 3 minutes and drain the water.
  5. Heat iron griddle add 3 tspn oil and temper with above ingredients
  6. Add steamed balls , break the balls and sauté well.
  7. Add cooked cluster beans stir it well and sprinkle 1tspn oil  stir thoroughly and remove from the heat.
  8. Cluster beans paruupy usili is ready to serve with plain rice.
  9. It is  bramin’s Traditional side dish. It is usually prepared for bramin’s marriage.


  1. In original recipe they will grind the channa with  whole red chilli and asafetida, here I have used green chilli and ginger. It gives  more taste to usili.
  2. After grinding the channa they are directly fried  well with oil but  here I have steamed instead of frying.
  3. You can use Cabbage, Banana Flower ( vaazaippuu) , Beans, Capsicum, Carrot instead of Cluster beans.
  4. It is very healthy and tasty paruppu usili.

Deit Thali Menu

1 Plain Rice
2. Tomato Rasam
3.Cluster Beans Paruppu Usili
4.Bitter Gourd masala

Check out My other Method of usili here  =>  Beans Paruppu Usili
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  1. paruppu usili looks yummy, can have with rasam and rice.

  2. Wow.. delicious and interesting recipe. i loved the way you cooked daal. thank u so much for linking to my event and looking for more....
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