Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Beans Paruppu Usili and Awards

This recipe is not made at my home ; but learnt from friends and bloggers. I like Beans made this way, different from usual stir fry with coconut.


Chopped Beans 1 ¾ cups
Channa Dhal or Kadalai Paruppu ¼ cup
Dried Red Chillies 1-2
Pearl Onions 3
Cumin ¾ tsp
Mustard ½ tsp
Curry Leaves few


Soak channa Dhal for one hour and drain. Peel and chop Pearl Onions. Cut Beans into very fine pieces.


Grind drained Channa Dhal, Chillies and Cumin to a coarse paste.

Heat Oil in a Pan. When hot, add Mustard seeds. When they complete crackling, add Pearl Onions and Curry leaves.

When onions turn slightly brown, add ground paste. Fry for a while and then add chopped Beans & Salt.

Cook till done.

Serves: 2
Serve with Rice and Sambar or any Kuzhambu.

Awards now:

Sangeetha of Typical Indian Cooking was the first one to share her awards with me. If someone remembers you on a happy occasion and wants to share something they own, will you not be happy?? I was really happy that day.

Few days later (or few months, I don’t remember), I was awarded with the bunch of Awards from one of my friend, Sobha of Good Food. I was really happy. But the rule was to send to 15 more bloggers. To my surprise, all of my blogger friends had all or some of the awards I received. Finding new bloggers in this blogosphere is very easy, but I hesitated as how can I award them as soon as I come to know them. I was not okay with that.

When I was thinking what to do or ask some of my blogger friends, I received the same awards from another friend Mugdha. Ahhhhhh!!! I started breaking my head.

I am not complaining anyone. Thanks for your awards. But I cannot ignore those awards nor receive them. I was more embarrassed. I was uncertain how to reciprocate or what to give back. Is just a Thanks okay? 

It came to my mind one day (Thank God!!), why I can’t prepare my own awards for them and also to some of my other blogger friends. I created a rule to myself; I must find out what is best in them and create accordingly.

I am not good in Paintshop, but did my level best to please you. This is just a token of love that you have showed upon me.

Enthusiastic Blogger:

Sangeetha of Typical Indian Cooking gets this award. She is highly enthusiastic, posts very frequently with different twists in usual recipes. She doesn’t forget to comment or post. I wish her good health and all success. Some of my favorite Recipes in her space -- Tomato Adai, Vegetable Omelet Paniyaram, Spinach Vegetable Idli and Oothapam, Broccoli Potato Masal Roast

Innovative Blogger:

I like Sobha of Good Food mainly because of her Innovative Ideas. 

My favorite recipes in her space would tell you how innovative she is -- Plaintain Sweet Dosa, Spinach and Carrot PulaoSaucy Gobi, Sweet and Spicy Wheat Kozhukkatai

She gets this Innovative Blogger Award.

Unique Blogger:

Are you looking for Unique Recipes, search for them in Mugdha’s Cooking Fundas. 

You will find more than what you expected. She gets this Unique Blogger Award.

Some of my favorite Recipes in her space –- Garlic Chicken, Aloo Dum, Chilli Soyabean, Jackfruits seeds Fry, Ripe Banana Fritters and many more.

Creative Blogger:

Do you want to see mushroomed aliens, Butterfly shaped Rava Dosa, Green Puppets, Babycorn gals?  Not only she is creative in clicks, she is creative in her recipes too. 

Padhu of Padhuskitchen gets this Creative Blogger Award.

Some of my favorite creative recipes in her space --  Aval Pulao, Pumpkin Chutney, Gooseberry Raita, Radish-Channa Gravy.  Check out her blog to look for more lovely creatures and her recipes. 

Versatile Blogger:

You can find everything here - Non-veg Recipes, Drinks, Sweets, Tasty Starters and what not. 

Will it not be apt if Jay of Tasty Appetite is awarded the Versatile Blogger?? 

I like all her Sweets and Starters. Some of my favorites - Rasgulla, Jhangiri, Coconut Bharfi , Veppampoo Rasam and much more..

Innovative Blogger:

Another Innovative Blogger is Vimitha of My Culinary Trial Room, a good friend of mine. 

Some of my favorite recipes at her space -- Pepper Masal Roast, Stuffed Miliagai Bhajji, Oats Porridge with Banana and Dates, Beetroot Chapati.  

Check out for more Innovative recipes at her space. She also motivates me and others with her quick and lovely comments. Thanks Vimitha.

I have got many other blogger friends too; some new friends too whom I got through Blog Hopping Wednesday.. I am trying to find out what is best in you and preparing awards for you all; will publish soon.

Thanks for reading this long post. Please accept your awards..




Sangeetha M said...

paruppu usili looks great n a very nice recipe too..liked it!!!
Oh..My..Laxmi u made me speechless..really no words to thank you for your effort n love...I feel so much proud to have such sweet n lovely friends thru blogging....thanx a ton dear...i am honored to receive such awards and appreciation...
take care
a very big hug to u :-)

Padhu Sankar said...

Paruppu usili looks great .Thank you very much Laxmi for the award .I feel so happy to receive such appreciation.Thanks a lot again

Anonymous said...

The paruppu usili looks yummy :) I love this combo :)

Chitra said...

wow that's a nice way to appreciate fellow bloggers work...and congrats winners... all the best to all

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy recipe...great way of appreciating fellow bloggers...love the effort you have put in to create individual awards...congrats winners..:)

Deepthi KR said...

wow that's a lovely giveaway!!!!!

Sobha Shyam said...

Thanx a lot Laxmi for passing me such a wonderful award..i feel so honoured dear, nice to know abt ur favourites from my space, thanks dear !! these awards are designed so beautifully, they just look awesome dear. I really appreciate ur efforts for this, thanx again, sure this will remain as a sweet memory in my life :)

beans paruppu usili looks great dear.

Ramya said...

this recipe is new to me...sounds simple and tasty

Unknown said...

nice recipe on beans....wow very encouraging awards....u rock!!

Unknown said...

I just want to do same pinch!! :-) I too posted paruppu usili in my blog. But it is another variation.

I like you for motivating and appreciating fellow bloggers. Thats is a wonderful job. Congrats to the award holders.


Amritha Kalyani said...

Paruppu usili looks tasty.. i love it. Full of goodness. Congrats to all award winners!

soujanya said...

beans curry look good...grt with plain steamed rice..
Grt work dear....appreciated..what you said was right,i too received the awards but couldn't accept them because i thought i cannot simply pass it to 15 frnds as i am a beginner in this blog world.

congrats to all the winners..

Vimitha Durai said...

Beans Paruppu usili looks so tasty..
Oh sweetheart you made my day. Thanks a lot for ur appreciative words and passing on such a lovely award. I loved the way you have composed this and the pain u have taken to put the awards together. Thanks for letting me know ur favies from my blog. ((Hugs)) to u.
Congrats to all the others.
Do accept my friendship award http://vimithaa.blogspot.com/2011/08/4-in-1-choco-cup-cakes-happy-friendship.html.

khushi said...

lovely effort Laxmi...and its such a nice way to encourage others
A Girl's Diary

Suman Singh said...

easy,simple yet falvorful dish..perfect with rotis..nice recipe..thanks for sharing! Liked the way you have compiled the awards..nicely done!

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wow...wat a yummy treat dear..:)
Thank you soooooooo much for the versatile blogger award...I am honoured that you picked me..!
YOu've a great blog..:)
Tasty Appetite

Reva said...

Usili looks awesome.. Love the combo of beans and dhal. Congrats to all who have recieved awards from you... very nicely designed:) It is so nice of you to mention individual posts from each blogger... shows how much you care..
Enjoyed browsing through your blog.. Happy blogging.
Very proud to follow your blog..

arthi said...

love paruppusili...like to have with vatthakuzhambu..

Mugdha said...

Woow it looks great n a very nice recipe too..liked it!!!
And dear Laxmi u made me speechless..Having no words to thank you for your effort n love...Im really blessed to have such sweet n lovely friend like u....thanx dear...honored to receive the award and appreciation from u...:)

Unknown said...

wow Laxmi that is so sweet of you. Congrats to everyone receiving these awards. Love your creativity.

The usili looks awesome :)

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

I've posted ur award dear..thanks for honouring me..!
wishing u all success in blogging..:)
Tasty Appetite

KrithisKitchen said...

I love paruppu usilis... Your picure reminds me I havent made them since long.. wanna try soon..