Friday, October 12, 2012

Purrpu Usili (A tamiliyan dish)

A very famous Tamiliyan Brahmin dish and mostly prepared in their weddings. This is called as purrpu Usili that means curry with dal (here purrpu means dal).

Purrpu Usili

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking time: 25-30minutes

Serving: 4 persons


Red Gram (Toor Dal):1/2 cup soaked

Bengal Gram (Channa Dal):1/8 cup soaked along with red gram itself.

Dry Red Chilies: 8-10 soaked along with dals

Any vegetables like beans, snake guard, capsicum, flat beans, cabbage etc, but beans go very well with this dish:300 grams (I made with cabbage)

Oil: 2-3 tsp

Salt: as per taste

Asafetida: 1/4 tsp

For Seasoning

Mustered seed: 1/2 tsp

Broken Black gram (Urad Dal):1/2 tsp

Curry leaves: 5-6


• Wash the soaked Dal nicely and half grind it along with chilies, salt and asafetida .Remember that you should grind it like granular paste that means it should be like rava.

• Take a bowl and grease it with oil. Then put the Dal paste in the bowl and cover it with a lead and steamed it in cooker for 10 minutes.

• After it is cooked remove it on a plate with help of a spoon and let it allow to cool down completely

• Once it’s cooled then put it in grinder again and grind it you will see it would turn like wet powder that means it’s done.

• Meanwhile chop finely any of the above said vegetables.

• Fry the vegetable in a nonstick pan with two tea spoon of oil and salt till its cooked properly and here you should remember that there should not be any moisture in the vegetables once it is cooked that means it should be fry properly.

• Once the vegetable is done then removes it from pan.

• Then heat remains oil and put all seasoning items into it. Allow mustard seeds to crack well then add the dal powder what we made previously.

• Fry this dal powder for 5 minutes then put the cooked vegetable into this.

• Fry it for another 5 minutes and serve with rice,samber.


Anonymous said...

nice recipe..looks yummy:)

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Unknown said...

yummy curry...Happy to foolow you..:)

Swathi said...

Delicious parippu usili. Love it my favorite.

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

my fav..

Haddock said...

Biting into those parippu inbetween is the highlight.