Paruppu Usili


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Paruppu Usili can be made with either one of the following vegetables:
Beans - finely chopped
Raddish- peeled and grated
Beetroot- peeled and grated

Any one of the above veggies - 1 pound
channa dhal - 1/2 cup (soaked in water for about 3 hours)
chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
asafotedia - little
mustard seeds
green chillis - 1
turmeric powder little
curry leaves - few
corrianderr leaves - few
coconut - 1 tablespoon

Grid the drained soaked channa dhal with salt, chilli powder and asafotedia to a very coarse paste.

In a pan, add oil, then add mustard seed, finely chopped green chilli, turmeric powder and then the veggie. Add a little water and cook for about 10 minutes. Then add the grinded dhal and cook for 10 - 15 more minutes until the dhal is cooked. Finally add chopped curry leaves, corriander leaves and grated coconut.