CARROT PARUPPU USILI

CARROT PARUPPU USILI

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ITEMS REQUIRED:

Carrot                                   ½ kg

Toor dal                               1 small cup

Red chilly                            4 or 5

Curry leaf                            1 strip

Hing                                       small pinch

Salt                                         as required

Cooking oil                        4 tbsp

Coconut oil                        ½ spoon

Mustard, urad dal          for tempering

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METHOD:

Cut carrots into small pieces, boil with salt.  Soak toor dal.  After half an hour, wetgrind it with red chilly, little salt and hing.  (don’t grind very smooth).  Heat oil in kadai, temper with mustard, urad dal , add curry leaves.  Transfer the paste to kadai and sauté continuously for 2 minutes, till dal is fried and broken well.  Add boiled carrot, keep stirring well for 2 minutes and switch off burner.  Add coconut oil and mix well.

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For people who don’t want to use more oil, can steam the ground dal paste as idlies , break them and follow the above procedure.

It is a very tasty side dish for vatha kuzhambu & pepper kuzhambu.

kothavarangai

The same can be made with kothavaranga (cluster beans) also .

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