Beans Paruppu Usili is a Udupi side dish made with beans and lentil dumplings . The dish is simple , with minimum spices yet has a fantastic flavour .
I made Beans Paruppu Usili for the Protein Rich Udupi Thali. After steaming the dumplings , I got hooked on to them . They tasted awesome and I just couldn’t stop nibbling on these . Once the dumplings are ready and beans boiled it is a breeze cooking the dish .
This is the first time I was eating a Udupi Spread and I fell in love with this Satvik cuisine , which uses no onion , garlic . I have observed a no onion no garlic meal gets done in a jiffy , no more crying no more strong odours ! But at the same time I must admit that my everyday cooking requires loads of onions and garlic .
Back to Beans Paruppu Usili , do try it , I am posting this under the theme Regional Cuisines from a Country .
Some Udupi Recipes
Some South Indian Spreads
Beans Paruppu Usili
1 cup beans , chopped and boiled
1/2 cup toor daal
1/4 cup Channa daal
2 red chillies
2 tbsp coconut , grated
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp channa daal
1/2 tsp urad daal
2 red chillies , dry , whole
Few curry leaves
Soak chaana daal and toor dhal for an hour along with red chillies.
Drain and grind to a coarse batter. Use water only if required .
Make small balls of this batter and steam them in a steamer for 10-15 minutes.
Cool and crumble these balls and keep aside.
Heat a pan and add oil .
Add the tempering ingredients and as soon as the daal turns pinkish add boiled beans, crumbled daal balls, coconut and salt.
Mix well .
Cook for 2-3 minutes and then serve .