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Paruppu Usili

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Paruppu usili is a very popular brahmin recipe which is ground, steamed and mixed with kothavarangai, beans, vazhaipoo and ammini kozhakkattai. It is rich in protein and is a better substitute for coconut green chilli mixture that we use for making poriyal or upperi. Its so easy to make. Though i have made it many times, missed to post this recipe and finally doing it.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 6


  • Pressure cooker or steamer
  • Pan
  • Mixie



  • 1/2 cup Channa dhal
  • 1 cup Toor dhal
  • 2 Nos Guntur chilli
  • 2 Nos Bedigi chilli
  • As req Salt
  • A pinch Asafoetida


  • Wash and soak all the ingredients for one and a half hour.
  • Drain the water completely.
  • Grind the dhal and chilli.
  • Add salt and asafoetida. Mix well.
  • Now make dumplings and steam cook it.
  • Paruppu usili kozhakkattai is ready.
  • After crumbling it, we can mix it with ammini kozhakkattai, vazhaipoo, beans and cluster beans.
Keyword Paruppu usili, steam cook food, Tiffin recipes