Capsicum Paruppu Usili | Kodamilaga Paruppu Usili

 Capsicum Paruppu Usili | Kodamilaga Paruppu Usili

Capsicum Paruppu Usili / Kodamilaga Paruppu Usili

 Paruppu Usili is a very traditional delicious South Indian style dry curry or poriyal variety. It is generally made with a combination of toor dal which is steamed and crumbled and sauteed with vegetable of your choice.Traditionally  paruppu usili is made with veggies like beans, kothavarangai (cluster beans) etc.. Today I have posted a very different paruppu usili made with capsicum.Check out the yummy and healthy capsicum paruppu usili recipe below.


Grind Together

Toor dal-1/2 cup soaked for 30 mins

Red chillies-5 nos 

Cumin seeds-1 tsp  

Grated coconut-2 Tbsps 

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp 

Asafoetida-a pinch

Salt -1/2 tsp 

 Other ingredients-

Capsicum-2-3 nos chopped to medium sized cubes 

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp 

Curry leaves few 

Salt to taste 

Oil -2 Tbsps  

Recipe Video


👉Wash and soak the toor dal for 1/2 hour.

👉In a mixie jar add cumin seeds,red chillies, turmeric powder,grated coconut, asafoetida and salt.Drain the water from dal completely and add to mixie jar.

👉Grind coarsely without adding any water.

👉Now transfer this paste to a greased steamer plate and steam for 5-7 mins.(Note - you can steam in idli plates too).Allow it to cool down and crumble the dal mixture.

👉Simultaneously heat oil in a kadai add capsicum and saute well , sprinkle little water and cook covered for 5 minutes or until it is 3/4 th cooked remove from fire and transfer to a plate.

👉Again in the same kadai add oil, next add mustard seeds, curry leaves and allow it to splutter.Now add the crumbled dal mixture and saute for few minutes until it's colour changes.

👉Add the cooked capsicum, required salt and mix everything well and sauté for 5 mins.

👉Switch off the gas and serve hot.

Preparation Time-30 mins



✍️Using the same method you can make variety of paruppu usili with different vegetables like cabbage, cowpea(karamani),banana flower (vaazhaipoo), broccoli etc..

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