Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Wedding Favourite - Paruppusili

Paruppusili is a tasty side-dish which is included and is a must in all South Indian weddings. It can be made at home considering the proteins in dhals and the vegetable fibres.
Can be had with idlis, or mixture of rice and vathakuzhambu or more kuzhambu , or puliotharai.
String Beans 1 cup or
Plantain flower 1 cup or
Cabbage 1 cup
Toor dal 1 cup Gram dal 1\2 cup
Coriander leaves - 10 to 15 leaves
Asafoetida a pinch
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 4 long ones (or according to taste)
Oil - 3 to 4 Tbsn
1. Cut any of the vegetables into small pieces. Steam it in a pressure cooker or microwave oven and keep it aside.
2 Soak Tur dal and gram dal for about an hour in water. Then drain off the water and grind it into coarse paste along with coriander leaves, red chillies and a pinch of Asafoetida and salt.The paste should be solid enough and not watery.
3. Stean cook the paste in idli plates in the form of idlis. Take out these idlis, and with oily hands, mix them and make them into granules. Can be microwaved and made into granules.
4. Heat the oil in a tawa, splutter mustard and add the mixture. Stir it in simmering heat, till it gets roasted. Add more oil for more brown roast . Then add the boiled vegetables and mix well and allow to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

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