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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

green beans paruppusili

Paruppusili is a side-dish that has lentils added in a certain specific form to veggies of choice. Green beans paruppusili is the most popular at home, but, I also make capsicum paruppusili, snake beans paruppusili sometimes.

If making paruppurundai kozhambu, save some of the steamed lentil balls for this recipe. I usually make a largish batch of lentil balls, steam them, and freeze some for later use. Thaw in microwave when needed.

4 2"-diameter steamed lentil balls, if handy
(1 cup toor dal
2 dry red chilies
some water)
salt to taste
1 package french cut frozen green beans (or fresh green beans cut into desired size/shape, or capsicum...)
2 Tbsp oil
tempering: 1 tsp mustard seeds


  1. to make lentil balls: soak the toor dal and dry red chilies in water for about an hour; drain, grind it to a thick paste; shape into 2" diameter balls; steam them and set aside

  2. steam the green beans till almost done; set aside

  3. heat oil in a non-stick pan; add the tempering: when mustard seeds pop and die down, crumble the lentil balls and add them to the pan; stir fry till it gets slightly crispy and golden

  4. add the steamed green beans to the pan, stir till well incorporated; adjust salt to taste

  5. serve warm with roti, or, rice and rasam

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  • At 5:52 AM, Blogger Asha said…

    Simple and delicious.Looks great!:)


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