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Nov 29, 2011

Beet Root Usili With Mung Bean/Green Gram Dal

           Generally for usili, we use combo of tuvar dal and chana dal or tuvar dal alone. For a change i tried with Mung bean/Green gram dal. I love this usili with rasam sadham. I made Thattai Payir Rasam and beet root usili for lunch and that was so healthy n filling . I saved some 5 steamed mung bean dumplings which i made for Mor Kuzhambu and tried this yummy n healthy beets usili. Now to the recipe,

  1. Mung Bean Dumplings    5-6 no.s
  2. Beet root    1 and 1/4 cup(finely chopped)
  3. Onion   1 small (finely chopped)
  4. Salt    to taste
To Roast and grind
  1. Dry Red chilli    3 no.s)whole)
  2. Coriander seeds   1 tsp
  3. Chana dal   1 tbsp
  4. Dry Coconut powder    1 and 1/2 tbsp
To Temper
  1. Oil    1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Urad dal    1 tsp
  4. Chana dal   1 tsp
  • After steaming the mung bean dumplings, crumble them in to fine mixture and keep aside until use.
  • Heat few drops of oil in a pan, roast all the ingredients separately until flavor comes and remove from the stove, allow to cool completely and then grind it to a fine powder and keep aside.
  • Wash beet root thoroughly and peel the skin and finely chop and steam it for 5 minutes or until tender not mushy and then keep ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the tempering ingredients and fry till golden brown.
  • Then add onion and saute for a minute.
  • After that add steamed beetroots,enough salt and stir for a minute.
  • Now add the roasted ground powder and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Lastly add the crumbled mung bean mixture and saute everything for a minute and then turn off the stove.
  • That's all healthy n yummy Beetroot Usili with Mung bean is ready. Serve as an accompaniment of your choice.

In the same way, instead beetroot you can also add carrot,beans,cabbage,guvar beans, or any other veg of your choice.
The spice powder suits well with potatoes, plantain, yam, taro root etc.

       Sending this recipe to the ongoing event, , Cooking With Seeds (CWS) ~ Mung Beans guest hosting by Priya and to the event, Healthy cooking challenge-Healthy Lunch now happening @ Kavi's Edible Entertainment.


  1. delicious beetroot dish, love the combo and the color..

  2. Usili with beetroot sounds delicious

  3. Healthy & tasty,...!! Makes a comforting meal ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. Nice poriyal.. will try this version soon.

  5. Looks really yummy, healthy and appetizing. Stopped by to say hello,I hope you do the same when you get a chance :)

  6. Paruppu usili with beets looks absolutely incredible..Thanks for sending dear..

  7. Delicious comfort food, looks awesome.

  8. Yumm Beet Curry,Luks Colourful and delish.Luv it

  9. Good one..reminds me that I haven't had beetroot for sometime now.

  10. i love the idea of adding roasted dal .

  11. Very good idea sangee. eppadi ippadi ellam thonuthu? Love it.

  12. usili in beetroot?! hmmm..interesting!


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