Paruppu Usili recipe is good combination for plain rice and variety rice and is rich in protein and makes vegetables even more tasty and healthy. Vegetables like flat beans, beans, cabbage, long beans can be done in this way.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Serves: 3-4 persons


  • Beans 250 g
  • Turmeric powder 1 spoon
  • Toor dal 250 g
  • Red chili 3-4
  • Asafetida powder 2 spoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry
  • Mustard seeds


Wash and cut beans into small pieces and cook separately with enough salt and turmeric powder.

Soak dal in water for 10-15 minutes, after that grind dal along with redchilies and salt and asafetida coarsely.

Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, after it splutters add the ground dal and fry until all water is absorbed and the dal is cooked and becomes like usuli (dry). Keep in low flame and add oil if necessary as needed. When usuli is ready add cooked beans and mix well.

Serve with rice.

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