Paruppu Usili (பருப்பு உசிலி)

பருப்பு உசிலி

Ingredients for 2 to 4 persons
  1. Toor dal – 1 cup (200 gms)
  2. Red chillies – 6-8
  3. Oil – 2 to 3 teaspoons
  4. Vegetable – carrot/beans/cabbage/vazhaipoo
  5. Mustard 1 teaspoon
  6. Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  7. Salt 1 teaspoon
  8. Hing powder 1/2 teaspoon or a small piece of hing
  1. Soak the toor dal for 2 hours. 
  2. Drain the water completely. 
  3. Grind the soaked dal along with red chillies and salt. 
  4. Mean while, boil the veg and drain the water so that it becomes dry and keep it aside. 
  5. Steam cook the toor dal paste ( like you cook idlis) for twenty minutes. 
  6. Then grind or (crush using your fingers) the cooked paste for a few minutes till it becomes loose to a powdery state. 
  7. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add the turmeric and mustard, and saute till the mustard splutters. Add the powdered usili , hing powder mix well for a few minutes. Then add the vegetables and immediately transfer to a serving bowl.If you leave it in the hot kadai this may become dry and hard.
Note: This is relatively oil free and has good protein content