Broccoli paruppu usili, broccoli usili recipe
Broccoli paruppu usili, broccoli usili recipe. A popular and protein rich accompaniment for rice made with the combination of simple spices and crumbled lentils.
Cook broccoli paruppu usili dish often and stay healthy and happy!
If you are looking for more beans recipes, you can try beans paruppu usili too.
Preparation time. 10 minutes
Cook time. 20 minutes
Recipe cuisine. south indian
Recipe category. side dish
Broccoli (chopped) – 1 cup (You can also cut it lengthwise – size is your choice)
Toor dal – 1/2 cup
Channa dal/bengal gram – 1/2 cup
Red chillies – 2 nos.
Asafoetida/hing/perungayam – a pinch
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Sambar powder – 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds/kadugu – 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 6 to 8 nos.
Salt – as desired
Oil – 2 teaspoons
Urad dal – 1 teaspoon
Red chillies – 1 no.
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. Soak the channa dal and toor dal in water for about two hours. Drain the water and coarsely grind the channa dal and toor dal with two red chillies, asafoetida, turmeric powder, salt, and little water. (Water is used just to grind the dals).2. Put the ground mixture to the greased idly plates (brush the idly plate with few drops of oil) and steam it in a pressure cooker as you do for making idly (Make sure you don’t put weight in the cooker). Steam it for 8 to 10minutes. Remove and cool the dal idli.
Make sure the dal idly has completely cooled down otherwise when you crumble, you may burn your hands. In a non stick pan, heat oil. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal and red chilli.3. When mustard seeds splutter and urad dal turns light brown, add broccoli. Saute until broccoli pieces are 75% cooked. Now, crumble the dal idly into tiny bits by hand itself. Then add the crumbled dal mixture. Stir well for about 4 to 5 minutes in low flame. Stir continuously after you add dal otherwise dal will get burned easily at the bottom of the pan. If you think usili is dry, sprinkle little water and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Now, broccoli paruppu usili is ready! Serve with rasam, sambar, and curd rice.
- If excess usili remains, add onion, green chillies, asafoetida, coriander leaves, and curry leaves. Deep fry them in oil, and make pakoras.
- You can also add grated coconut.