Thursday, January 21, 2010

Keerai Paruppu Usli




Parupu Usli is a favourite dish in our family. The very fact that I announce I am making there is a lot of excitement around, especially from my daughter who is a fussy eater and very choosy about what she prefers and eats. Parupu usli is on the top list of her favourite list.
Other than spinach we prepare this usli with different veggies like beans,broad beans,cluster beans,cabbage etc etc. I wanted to incorporate spinach in this usli since spinach is full of iron and very healthy. Since we get very fresh spinach leaves the whole year around.
The spinach usli is very delicious and tasty too.
Ingredients:
Spinach leaves - 1 bunch
Toor dal - 1/2 cup (soaked in water)
Chana dal - 1/2 cup (soaked in water)
Red chillies - 10-12
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - as required
Oil
Method:
Wash and cut the spinach leaves into small pieces and set aside.
Soak toordal and chana dal in water for 1 hour.
Take a kadai and season with mustard seeds and urad dal and hing with little oil and put the spinach pieces , salt and cook.
The spinach will leave water so cook till it gets dry.
Wet grind the toor dal and chana dal with the dried red chillies by adding very little water into a coarse paste.
Now take a vessel and pour the dal paste in it and steam cook in a pressure cooker for 10-15 minutes , or put the paste in a microwave bowl and cook it for 5 minutes.
When the paste cooks and becomes solid, remove.
Take a kadai and put the solid paste init by breaking it into pieces keep pouring oil on it and stirring the pieces which tend to get separate.
After you have stir fried the dalpaste niocely, add the cooked spinach and mix nicely.
Keep cooking for about 5 minutes and then remove from fire.
The Keerai parupu usli is ready to be eaten with mor kuzhambu as a combination or with rasam rice.

37 comments:

  1. Healthy and yummy combo..I haven't tried this combo in a dry prep :-)

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  2. Nice now you have some crunch from the paruppu to add to the soft spinach.. we do this thoran with drumstick leaves and paruppu

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  3. Such a nutritious and healthy usili...looks yumm!!

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  4. Healthy , nutritious and delicious Curry:)

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  5. Healthy and delicious combo...I would love to have this rasam and rice :)

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  6. Humm healthy usli, nice recipe!!

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  7. i love this usli...but i used to do with beans...this one never tried!!

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  8. Never made this,nice way to eat spinach

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  9. nice,healthy,simple recipe..you rock!

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  10. this is a very new recipe for me..Sure I am going to give this a shot..already bookmarked

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  11. this recipe is very unique to me.. looks healthy and delicious! I should try this very soon :)

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  12. Never tried paruppu usili with keerai... have always used it in koottu or dhal or just fry. Thanks for this idea!

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  13. very innovative recipe! wonderful combo!

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  14. Luv this combination..So easy and delicious dish...

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  15. I love this combo..Looks so yummy!!!!!

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  16. New combo.
    Though I am a fan of paruppu usili, I have not tried this combo.
    Iron from spinach and proteins from dal mak.e an ideal combo

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  17. paruppu usili sounds delicious with spinach; must be a great combination with more kozhambu indeed, yummmm!!!

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  18. nice combination, spinach and toor dal, have never tried it unless in a palak dal. nice recipe

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  19. My favourite. Pass me that bowl

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  20. Healthy and yummy.....love this combo.

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  21. An wholesome paruppu usli. Appdiyae saapidalam!!

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  22. very tasty, yummy daal....my faviorte..very healthy..

    cheers and have a good weekend

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  23. Hi KQ,
    Dish looks great. Like to have this with Yogurt rice. And thanks again for your sweet award.
    Posted it here:
    http://pangravykadaicurry.blogspot.com/2010/01/eggless-banana-berry-nut-minimuffins.html

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  24. Dear Kitchen Queen,

    Thanks for visitng my blog and leaving comment! You have a nice space with wonderful recipes. Will visit you more often

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  25. Looks delicious, one of my favorites !

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  26. So far I made usli with only beans! Very different!

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  27. I've never tried usli with Keerai... another new recipe to include spinach :):) I would like to share a award with you :), please accept it from my blog :)

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  28. Paruppu usli looks delicious and tempting. Wonderful dish.

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  29. Mom used to do this...Thanks for the recipe!!

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  30. I love paruppu usli in any form. But I've never made it with spinach. Looks yummy!

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  31. Yummy and Healthy Spinach Usli..Will taste so good with hot phulkas. My MIL makes usli..I will give it a try.

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  32. Good recipe. Have not tried before. Healthy too.

    Chitchat
    http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

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  33. Wow - nice recipe. I've not done parupusili with keerai always do it with Beans, cabbage and even carrots. I will be trying this soon!

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  34. This one is another one of my favorites. Made it the other day and came out as nice and tasty as yours, since it is your recipe.

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