Parappu Usili is one the classic South Indian Stir fry vegetable made with veggies and lentil in it. Parappu means lentil and it is extremely good for health too. So, sharing the step-wise recipe to make Kothavarangai Parappu Usili today. You need basic ingredients only to make it.
Kothavarangai means cluter beans. I love to have Kothavarangai Parappu Usili with sambar and rice. Home cooked food is healthy, easily digestible and gives such comfort. So, check out the recipe and try it out too.
Kothavarangai Parappu Usili Recipe
- Toor dal/pigeon peas - 1/4 cup
- Cluster Beans - 2 cups ( finely chopped )
- Freshly shredded Coconut - 1/2 cup
- Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
- Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
- Urad dal/white lentil - 1 tbsp
- Dried red chilies - 3
- Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Coconut oil -1 tbsp
- Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Clean and soak pigeon peas for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in frying pan and when its warm add mustard seeds.
When the seeds crackle, add white lentil and sauté on low flame till lentil turns light brown.
Add curry leaves and red chilies, asafoetida and saute for few seconds.
Add chopped cluster beans, soaked lentil, turmeric powder and 1 cup of water. Mix well and cover the pan and cook on a low flame till vegetable is cooked and soft. Keep stirring in between.
Add salt to taste and give a quick stir.
Remove from flame and add shredded coconut and mix gently.
Serve it hot with some sambar and rice.