Beans Paruppu Usili (Crumbled Dal with Beans Stirfry)


  • 1 cup toor dal (pigeon peas), soaked
  • 3 dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 250 gm French beans, chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida powder
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • A handful of curry leaves
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder

Method –

  1. Soak the toor dal in 2 cups of water for 1 hour
  2. Drain and add it to a blender with salt, turmeric powder and dry red chillies
  3. Grind to a coarse paste
  4. Steam this paste in a steamer for 10 minutes on high
  5. Cool and crumble
  6. Meanwhile, cook the beans with salt and a few tbsp of water in a pressure cooker
  7. Let it cook for 1 whistle and let it cool
  8. In a pan, heat oil
  9. Splutter the mustard seeds and add the asafoetida powder and urad dal
  10. Add curry leaves
  11. Add in the crumbled dal
  12. Add a little sugar, red chilli powder and adjust salt
  13. Add the beans and sauté on high for 2 minutes

1 Comment

  1. Sowmya says:

    One of my favourite curry

    Liked by 1 person

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