Thursday, March 8, 2012

Capsicum Paruppu usili|Capsicum and Lentil curry

                                                                  Paruppu(lentil in Tamil) usili(crumbled) is nothing but lentils thawed with a vegetable.It is very popular accompaniment in the Tamil cooking and it is part of any grand menu.Usually it is made with Beans,cluster beans,banana flower,cabbage and carrot but i had this with capsicum in a wedding and i loved it.So gave it a try and came out so good!!!!If you are a capsicum fan you will surely love it!

You will Need

  • One cup Tur dhal
  • Two medium sized capsicums
  • Few Red Chillies
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Two Tbs of Oil
  • One tsp of Mustard seeds
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • Salt to Taste

How to
1.Soak the Tur dhal,red chillies and few curry leaves for half an hour.
2.Remove the excess water and grind it into a coarse paste.add some salt but do not add water while grinding.
3.Take out the paste and place it on the idliplate or a steamer and steam it for 15 minutes.

4.Cool and again put it in the mixer and give it a whisk so that it crumbles evenly.

5.Heat oil in a pan crackle mustard seeds and saute chopped capsicum.(let it be crisp).
Add the crumbled dhal and saute for few minutes.Add  some salt,asafoetida and curry leaves.


kalyani said...

Today i tried this parupu usili & it came out very well. Thanks for sharing.

RENU said...

i made this cam out well.thanks for telling to grind in mixie after steaming never striked came out evenly....