Friday, November 13, 2009

Karamani Paruppu Usli/Black Eye Peas Lentil Dry Curry

I have been always the lover of paruppu usli. The best combination is Moor Kuzhambu and usli. I have tried usli with various vegetable and the latest one is with Karamani.


1.Black Eye Peas - 1/2 Cup (soaked for 5 hrs)
2.Thoor Dhal - 1/2 Cup (Soak for 45 minutes)
3.Channa Dhal - 1/2 Cup (Soak for 45 minutes)
4.Onion - 1/2 Cup (Chopped)
5.Red Chilly - 5
6.Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
7.Mustard - 1 tsp
8.Curry leaf - Small qty
9.Oil - 2 tbs
10.Salt - Needed qty


1.Pressure cook Black Eye pea with salt and keep aside.
2.Grind coarsely the soaked thoor dhal and channa dhal along with chilly,asafoetida and little qty of salt.
3.Make balls out of the ground dhal and steam in idly plates.
4.Once cooked,allow it to cool down.
5.Now,crumble them without any big lumps.
6.In a pan,add oil.Pop mustard.
7.Then,add the chopped onion and curry leaf.
8.Now,add the crumbled dhal and cooked black eye pea.
9.Mix them well and medium the flame.
10.Close the pan with lid. Allow it to be as such for another 15-20 minutes.
11.This goes good with any rice.

This is my third dish for " My Legume Love Affair - 18 ",an event started by Susan.


Susan said...

Lovely black-eyed pea recipe, Nithu!

Congrats on winning MLLA 18. Please email me at thewellseasonedcook AT yahoo DOT com so that I can get your prizes off to you.

Happy New Year!

Bharathi said...

Congrats Nithu....

Keep Going....