Thursday, November 6, 2014

Beans Paruppu Usili | Beans Patoli

Beans Paruppu Usili
Paruppu Usili is a delicious dish consists of few different dals & veggies, which are cooked to perfection while making it irresistibly good. The other version of paruppu usili is Andhra's Patoli dish. It is very similar dish as of usili with a little of variations to it & it is as delicious as usili. When we were enjoying this dish for lunch my husband was saying it is very similar to Nellore's "Sandi Pindi" dish. I was amazed how one dish was named differently in different places & to my surprise all are few miles apart. 
Enjoy this yummy dish!!!
Beans Paruppu Usili
Prep Time-2hrs10mins {2hrs of soaking + 10mins for chopping & arranging}
Cook Time-45mins
Pairs with rice along with rasam, pulusu & sambar.
1Cup chopped french beans
1Small onion chopped
2Red chili cut equally
Few curry leaves
1Tsp mustard seeds
1Tbs oil
Salt to taste {adjust as needed}
To grind 
1/4Cup chana dal
2Tbs toor dal
2Tbs moong dal
1Tsp cumin
5Red chili's
1/2Tsp hing
1/4Tsp turmeric
Salt to taste
- Soak chana dal, moond dal & toor dal for 1hr to 2hr.
- Strain the water & add them to a blender along with cumin, red chili's, hing, turmeric & salt.
- Coarse grind them. Now taste the mixture & adjust salt, spiciness in the mixture.

- Take a idli pan & apply oil to the rounds. 
- Divide the mixture equally in to four holes & steam cook them for 10mins. 
- Mean while heat pan with oil. To that add mustard seeds, red chili's & curry leaves. 
- Once the mustard starts jumping add in onions & fry them for 1min. Then add in cut beans along with pinch of salt. Stir in & close it with a lid.

- Allow the veggies cook, mean while the mixture is cooked well. 
- Allow it to cool before crumbling it. Crumble the steamed mixture with your hands as shown above. 
- Add in the crumbled mixture to the cooked veggies. On low heat mix them well & blend them well by stirring them. Adjust salt if needed.
- Cook for 5mins & then switch off heat. 
- Usili/Patoli is ready to serve. Serve warm with rice & dollop of ghee.
- I never boil veggies in lots of water as the nutrients are drained wastly after the veggies are cooked. 
- You add salt kind of twice in this dish. As the mixture needed the perfect salting & the veggies will be left alone. Add enough salt/little salt to veggies to balance it perfectly in the dish.
- Sprinkle a little lemon juice after the curry is cooled. It adds a nice twist to the dish.
Beans Paruppu Usili
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  1. wow such an tempting usli and mor kuzhambu :) looks very delicious !!

  2. Amazing pictures and it's nice to read about the similarities...I am now thinking as I too had opted to make these

  3. Omg, both ur dishes are making me hungry even after having my dinner, so comforting meal.

  4. Love this combo.. it can never go wrong

  5. This combo is new to me and is sounding better with every new variation I read about it.

  6. Nice combo. I am sure usili taste good with pulusu.

  7. Delicious combo! beans paruppu usili looks so good...

  8. This is one combo which everyone at home love it anytime. Looks so tempting!