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Beans Paruppu Usali

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Beans paruppu usali is a concoction of vegetable and protein. Here usually green beans or cluster beans is combined with chana dal to create a spicy and crispy dish. This can be had traditionally with rice and sambar or even as a snack. Paruppu usali was usually made in the olden times when there was a shortage of veggies in the house.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsLunch
Servings 2


  • Green beans - 12-15 chopped finely
  • Chana dal - 1 cup soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • Dried red chillies - 3-4
  • Salt
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp


  • Grind the dried red chillies and soaked chana dal coarsely in a mixer. Add salt to taste. Mix the chopped beans with it and pressure cook till softened. Add 1 tsp of oil to keep it soft.
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  • Now heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Once aroma is released, add the beans dal mixture. Mix well and cook on medium flame for about 5-10 minutes till it turns crispy and light brown. Serve hot with rice or enjoy as a snack.

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Priya Iyer(Anitha)
Priya Iyer(Anitha)

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