Paruppu usili with kadalai paruppu and vazhaipoo. When we have vazhaipoo less than needed, but have to make it more, then usili is best way to add volume. I have posted beans paruppu usili, the method is different in that, by steaming first and then crumble to add it along the veggies. When my MIL was here, she told we can make in kadai itself. I have heard cooking dal in kadai itself takes long time and needs more oil. But when you make in less quantity, this is best and quick way to make. I have never tried this before, so when I made last month, it was so easy and I did not add much oil too. For me this was perfect to make, not too much dal, just right for my family. So, when you too want to add less dal and make usili, you can try this way.
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