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posted 22 Jan 2013, 09:39 by R A   [ updated 21 Feb 2014, 21:40 ]
This is made either separately or with vegetables like Beans, Vazhaipoo or Kothavari kaai. Here is the recipe for plain Parupusili.

Thuvar Dal - 1 cup
Bengal Gram Dal - 1 cup
Red Chillies - 6 nos
Salt to taste
Asafodeita - 1/2 inch piece
Curry leaves - 1/2 cup
Oil - 4 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Broken Urad dal - 1 tbsp

Wash and soak the dals together for about 1 hour. Drain the water thoroughly and grind it along with the other ingredients coarsely. Spreak it like idlies on idly plates or in a microwave safe bowl. Steam the mixture in cooker for about 10 mins and in microwave micro high for about 6 minutes.

Remove and let it cool. Grind the cooked idlies again. In a hard bottom pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add the broken urad dal and when it turns pink add the ground mixture and saute it thoroughly. Ensure that the mixture doesnot settle at the bottom.