Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili – Vazhaipoo Usili

September 10, 2019 Kootu / Poriyal Varieties  No comments

Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili is a traditional recipe. Paruppu Usili is nothing but a blend of lentils and spices, which is then mixed with vazhaipoo or other veggies. Paruppu Usili can be made with beans, cluster beans too. It is actually a handy recipe to increase the quantity of poriyal when u end up buying a little less of the veggie. It tastes awesome with Mor Kuzhambu. Mor Kuzhambu & Beans Usili is the normal “Hit” combo at home. This was good too. 🙂  Cleaning Vazhaipoo is a cumbersome task, but it is worth its health benefits. Check HERE for the cleaning process with video.

Now to the recipe..

 

Vazhaipoo Usili My Magic Pan

[Preparation Time-30 mins : Cooking Time- 25 mins : Soaking Time – 30 mins]

Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili Ingredients:

  • Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower – 1
  • Oil – 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coconut – 1/4 cup (grated)
  • Salt – as needed

To Soak & grind into a coarse paste:

  • Chana dal – 1/4 cup
  • Red chillies – 3
  • Salt – as needed

 

Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili My Magic Pan

 

Method:

  • Remove the florets from the vazhaipoo. Chop it finely. Check HERE for the cleaning process in detail. Keep it immersed in buttermilk until cooking to prevent it from getting black.

  • Meanwhile soak the chana dal & red chillies. Grind it into a coarse paste along with little salt. Keep this aside.

  • Heat a pan with oil and add the coarsely ground chana dal paste. Cook it in simmer – medium flame for about 10 mins. It will be sticky first, once it gets cooked it will be like separate grains. Keep this aside.

  • In the same pan add oil and temper with mustard, urad dal, asafoetida & curry leaves. Add the cleaned and chopped vazhaipoo. Add required salt and cook covered for 5-10 mins or until soft.

  • Now add the chana dal mixture to it and mix well. Finally add grated coconut and mix well. Switch off the flame.

 

Thats it! Tasty and healthy Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili is ready!

Serve with rice.

 

Vazhaipoo Usili My Magic Pan

 

Tips:

  1. For the usili, u can also use a combo of toor dal and chana dal. I have used chana dal only.
  2. Add salt carefully as we are adding in 2 stages.
  3. Make sure to keep the cleaned vazhaipoo immersed in buttermilk until cooking.

 

Vazhaipoo Usili My Magic Pan

 

– By Sundari Nathan

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