Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili Recipe, How to make cluster beans usili, Iyengar usili recipe
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Kothavarangai (cluster beans) Paruppu Usili, Easy Iyengar Style Easy Paruppu Usili under 20 mins.
Recipe type: Side dish recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
  • 300g kothavarangai/cluster beans
  • ⅓ cup chana dal
  • ⅓ cup toor dal
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • ½ tsp salt,
  • ⅓ tsp turmeric,
  • a pinch asafoetida.
  • For tempering
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  1. soak equal parts of chana dal and toor dal (⅓ cup each) + 2 dried red chilies, for 1 hour. Drain the water completely and then pulse it with ½ tsp salt, ⅓ tsp turmeric, and a pinch asafoetida. Don't grind it a fine paste, just give one or 2 pulses we need a coarse paste. chop the cluster beans and spread them on another palate.
  2. Transfer the dal mix to a greased plate or vazhai ilai and steam both dal & kothavarangai for 15 mins. Remove and cool down completely, add steamed dal to mixie or processor, and pulse it. Again don't grind it smooth just pulse it. The texture should be seen in the above picture.
  3. Meanwhile in a pan, tempered coconut oil with mustard, curry leaves. Add steamed cluster beans, salt, and dal, mix well. Sauteed and kept in low flame for a minute. Lastly drizzled a few drops of coconut oil. switch off the stove. Kothavarangai Paruppu usili ready!!!
  4. Serve Paruppu usili with any kuzhambu or simply with rasam too.
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at http://www.premascook.com/2020/11/kothavarangai-paruppu-usili-recipe.html