Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili Recipe | Iyengar Style

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili is a very popular side dish in Tamil Brahmins. It is commonly prepared with vegetables like beans, cabbage, green beans, plantain flower etc. It goes well with milagu kuzhambu,mor kuzhambu, and vathal kuzhambu.

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili

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Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili

How to Make kothavarangai Paruppu Usili Recipe | Clusters Beans Paruppu Usili Recipe

kothavarangai Paruppu usili is a very popular South Indian curry prepared with cluster beans,and channa dal.It is a traditional dish and very good accompaniment for morkulambhu and vatha kulambhu.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 3 people
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


Ingredients for kothavarangai Paruppu Usili

  • 200 grams Cluster Beans Finely Cut
  • 5 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • few Curry Leaves
  • pinch of hing
  • 3 green chilli chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

Grind Together:

  • 1 cup Channa dal
  • 4 Red Chillies


How to cook the recipe

  • First soak the channa dal, red chilli, curry leaves in water for 1 hours, and grind them in smooth paste without adding water to it.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker add mustard seeds, Once it starts to splutter, add chopped onions, curry leaves, hing, turmeric powder, sauté it and add green chilli, cluster beans, salt, and some water cook for few minutes, and then add dal paste put the lid on pressure cooker without a whistle in a slow flame for 10-15 minutes. Open the lid mix nicely till it becomes soft.
  • Switch off the flame, serve this with rice or chapatti.

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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