Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Asparagus Paruppu Usili (Asparagus with Crumbled Lentils)

Paruppu usili is a side dish popular in Tamil Nadu where lentils (toor dal and chana dal) and vegetables are served together. Dal is soaked and then ground coarsely with spices. It is then made into round balls and cooked by steaming and then crumbled along with cooked vegetables. Here, instead of steaming, dal is cooked by stir-frying in oil, after seasoning with mustard, cumin seeds, chana dal, urad dal and curry leaves. When dal is half done, chopped asparagus is added and then both are cooked together.
Recipe Courtesy: Food for 7 Stages of Life

23 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, looks superb. You can always attach such recipes which you post on Tuesday and they are from someone else to Bookmarked recipe event of Aipi and Mine :)

Nitha said...

That looks really yumm.. Have to try asparagus soon..

divya said...

looks super delicious and yummy..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks delicious...goes well as a side with rice...

Kairali sisters said...

I love uslis with any kind of beans and this one is no different...

Panchpakwan said...

Delicious and healhty side dish.

kaveri said...

Nice looking curry...never cooked with asparagus though...

Now Serving said...

I have made this exact dish dear waiting to be blogged - I simply loved using asparagus - yours looks super yummy :)

Fine Restaurants said...

Recipe of Paruppu usili:

250 gms. french beans (flas beans)
1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi) powder
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp mustard seeds (raai)
1 tsp black gram split (urad dal)
2 red chillies whole
8-10 curry leaves (kari patta)
4-5 tblsp gingelly oil (tel)
salt (namak) to taste

Chitra said...

i always wanted to cook with asparagus but didn't know what to do with it. i will try this for sure..u have so many different recipes...

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thanks in advance:)

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Radhika @foodfor7stages said...

Thanks for trying out this recipe Deepa. Sorry couldn't write back to you immediately. I am glad that you liked it.

Rinku Naveen said...

Loved the combo..very interesting recipe which can be used for lunch.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow, this looks absolutely yummy with asparagus, in between you get recipes in your comment..thats very nice...I just bumped for the first time here, happy to follow you.. swing in sometime to check mine whenever time permits..

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Lakshmi Navaneeth said...

Interesting and yummy dish. Will surely try it!

khushi said...

very innovative recipe....healthy too....will love to give it a try...following you :)
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Now Serving said...

That looks Superb :) Love beans usili

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Zainab said...

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Top Cuisine avec Lavi said...

Interesting recipe! Looks delicious!

Shri said...

Hope you are well Deepa; have not seen you active on your blog for sometime. Best.