I know I enjoy making and more than that planning it well ahead to get it completed on time. Since school began for the boys, I have made it a point to ask them what they want. It's been a repeat request the entire week. I have managed to work around that. I know I ought to work on a proper menu and give them options.
One can make this parrupu Usili with different vegetables like Beans, Cluster Beans, Banana Blossoms, and Indian Broad Beans. today I will be sharing a recipe made with Broad Beans.
Step by Step Recipe for making Parrupu Usili
Broad Beans Paruppu Usili
Soaking Time : 30 - 40 mins
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Bengal Gram - 100 gms
Broad Beans - 150 gms
Red Chillies - 4 - 5 long
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds + Urud dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Asafetida a pinch
Method to prepare.
Soak Channa dal in water for 30 mins.
Chop the broad beans to fine pieces. Microwave for 7 mins.
Drain water from the channa dal and grind along with red chillis and salt to a fine paste without adding too much of water. Divide into small balls and steam in a greased plate in a idli cooker for 10 - 15 mins.
Once it is cooled, grate into a fine powder.
Heat a kadai and add mustard, curry leaves. Once it splutters, add both the dal mix and cooked beans. Cover and cook in sim for 10 mins. Stirring frequently to ensure it doesn't get burnt. Sprinkle water if it gets dry.
It takes about 5 -7 mins to get done.
Serve with sambar and steamed Rice.