Monday, September 2, 2013

Beans Paruppu Usili | Side dish for Sambar Rice | Side Dishes | Easy side dishes for Rice | South Indian side dish


Beans Paruppu Usili is one of the recipe which I learnt after coming to blogging. I have tasted this only in hotels and have liked it but never thought I should prepare at home and don't know why. Two months back, while browsing for U recipes, got this recipe and first time I did in my life. Everyone in my family loved it a lot and it was a great hit in our family and my kids even asked one more time. I was so happy I tried this finally. This is easy and simple recipe and you can do it in any kind of beans. Lets see how to make this yummy and healthy Beans Paruppu Usili Recipe.
Beans Usili

How to make Beans Paruppu Usili Recipe

Preparation time: 30 min | Cook Time: 10min | Serves:4
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

  • Bean - 150 gms
  • Water - as needed for cooking beans
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Salt - a pinch
To grind
  • Bengal gram - 1/2 cup
  • Toor dal - 1/2 cup
  • Green chilles - 2
  • Asafoeditda - a pinch
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as per taste
To Temper
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 2 pinch
  • Urud dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few

Beans Paruppu Usili


1. Soak bengal gram and toor dal for an hour. After that, change to food processor or mixer.
2. Add the salt, cumin seeds, green chillies, asafoetida and grind to a coarse paste. (if you want add just 1 tsp of water from the soaked water.)
3. Take the idli plates and grease it with little oil, as we do it for idlis. Fill the ground paste in this and steam it for 10 min. Remove it from the idli plates and let it cool down completely. After cooling down, just crumble the steamed grams and keep aside.
4. In the mean time, wash and cut the beans in to small as shown below.
5. In a bowl, add water, beans and a pinch of turmeric powder and salt and let the beans cook fully.
6. In a another pan, add oil, and when hot, add the mustard seeds, urud dal, and when the mustard seeds splutter, add the curry leaves and fry for a minute. Add the crumbled dal and mix it.
7. Add the cooked beans and mix them well. Beans Paruppu Usili is ready to be served.

Paruppu Usili

Usili recipe

Yummy and healthy Bean Paruppu Usili is ready.  A Tasty accompaniment for Rasam Rice or Sambar Rice.

28 lovely comments:


My all time favorite accompaniment. Neat presentation and well explained.
Last week i tried i tried with capsicum; we all love that taste too.

Shruti J

Wow!!! This looks so mouth-watering... A healthy dish for sure... :)

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Very healthy accompaniment. Nice clicks!!


The beans parippu ussili looks so tempting. Looks yummy. Adding the paruuppu paste is new to me. Thanks for sharing this one :)


Very healthy and yummy sambar rice.

Priya Anandakumar

My hubbys fav usili, looks awesome akila... very nicely made...
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wonderful presentation


I love this preparation.. I had posted it recently too.


my fav.. looks so yum

Eat n Eat little More

Wow.. I never tried using Bengal gram in beans sidedish.. :) Loved the steam cooking part.. New one for me though.. :)

Menaga Sathia

Best side dish for mor kuzhambu,looks soo nice!!

Nava K

Its the perfect dish with lovable flavors. I can just eat it with plain rice. We also have this type of dish stuffed into bread slices, a simple transformation for sandwiches.

Suma Gandlur

Powerpack dish colorfully presented.

luks so yum n healthy...:)

Priya Suresh

My all time favourite usili, love with a bowl of rasam and rice.

Mina Joshi

Very unusual recipe for me. I love the idea of mixing the lentils with fresh beans. Such a healthy choice.

Vidya Chandrahas

Yummy accompaniment for rotis..looks very tempting and inviiting.


I thot ths s a simple dish...i ws wrong... Ths s sch a hhealthy nd flavorful one..hat off to u


Akila..wat a presentation..stunning clicks..


Perfect usili for the step by step guides......Happy to follow you in GFC.would be glad if u follow me back.


Not only is this dish delicious but also so healthy. Bookmarked


Beans parippu usli looks delicious.


This looks so delish. Love beans especially with South Indian spices.

Aps Kitchen

Something new to me.. Nice clicks :)


yumm, this looks delicious!

Manav Singhi

Looking Yummy, Making me Hungry. . .


Lovely snaps! Easy and simple.

Rumana Rawat

Lovely looking dish..

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