Kothavaranga (Cluster Beans) Paruppu Usili | Maatoda

Posted on September 16th, 2009

Paruppu usili is my favorite. We call it maatoda in Tanjore Marathi. We can prepare the paruppu usili using beans, vazhai poo (Keliche poola), fenugreek (methi) leaves etc. Here is the kothavaranga (cluster beans) paruppu usili recipe.

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili | Maatoda

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili | Maatoda


Bengal gram (Kadalai paruppu): 1 cup
Red Chilies: 7-8
Asafetida: a pinch
Oil: 5-6 tsps
Curry leaves: few
Cluster beans (Kothavaranga): 250 gms
Salt: to taste
Mustard seeds: for seasoning

Preparation Method:

  • Soak the dal (Bengal gram) and red chilies overnight.
  • Grind it into coarse paste (grind with the water used for soaking).
  • Spread the dal paste in a bowl and pressure cook it without adding water.
  • Clean and chop the cluster beans and pressure cook the same.
  • Heat oil and do seasoning with mustard seeds, asafetida and curry leaves.
  • Now add the cooked beans and saute it.
  • Powder the cooked dal and add it to the sauteed beans.
  • Add salt and keep frying till the dal turns crispy and slight brownish in color.
  • Tasty kothavaranga paruppu usili is ready to relish :)

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8 Responses to “Kothavaranga (Cluster Beans) Paruppu Usili | Maatoda”

  1. lissie Says:

    usili with kothamaranga is new to me… looks really tasty!


  2. chan Says:

    Ourfavourite;the tender the beans the better it mixes.This is superb!
    Good Job!


  3. gururajan Says:

    kothavaragha usili tasty


  4. sailaja Says:

    recipesa2z.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-09-24T23%3A03%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=15 some one stole ur picture


  5. chan Says:

    Looks splendid!
    The traditional dish has kothavarangai enhancing the taste of usili!
    How often do you go in for it?
    Side dish, the traditional one is really great!


    • Anu Says:

      Thanks Kaka. I love love paruppu usili.. These days it is getting hard for me to cook traditional dishes. With the LO, I dont get enough time to indulge in cooking. I have started making lots of single pot meals. Do have a look when you get time.


  6. priya Says:

    came out excellent thanks for the recipe


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