Beans Paruppu usili

Beans paruppu usili is a very popular tamil Brahmin dish. It is commonly prepared with plantain flower/ Vaazhaipoo, french beans, cluster beans, flat beans, cabbage. The vegetable and the paruppu usili is cooked separately and is tempered and mixed together. Also the vegetable look yummy and colourful.



Beans –  1/2 Kg

Water – To cook

Turmeric powder – A pinch

Salt – To taste

Paruppu usili

Channa dhal – 3 tbsp

Toor dhal – 3 tbsp

Red chillies – 3

Salt -As required

Asafoetida -A pinch


  • Wash and chop the beans into small pieces. In a pan, add beans, enough water, salt and turmeric.
  • Cook the beans and strain the excess water.

Paruppu usili

  • Wash and soak all the ingredients for two hours.
  • Drain the water and grind it finely.
  • Steam cook it.
  • Crumble the usili and keep aside.
  • Add asafoetida.

Beans with paruppu usili

  • Add oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds.
  • Now add the steam cooked paruppu usili and saute for two minutes.
  • Add beans and mix well.
  • Beans Paruppu usili is ready to serve.
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