Bell Pepper Paruppu Usili

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Bell Pepper Paruppu Usili


  • Red bell Pepper- 2 to 3 nos
  • Mustard Seed – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 6 tsp
  • Curry Leaves
  • Salt – to taste


  • Channa Dal – 1/2 cup
  • Toor Dal – 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli – 3 to 4
  • Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp


  • Soak Channa dal and toor dal for 1.5 – 2 hrs.
  • Drain the water and ,grind the soaked Channa dal, toor dal, red chillies, salt and hing to coarse.
  • Method 1 :
    • Bake the above mix in the idli breathe for 10 – 15 min.
    • After baking,let it cool and  loosen the baked mix with hand or mixie wiper (do not add water).Make sure not to make it a paste.   (or)
  • Method 2 :
    • You can directly fry the dal mixture in the oil until it becomes loosen.But it consumes lot oil.
  • After the above process (either of the method) Take a pan and add oil ,mustard seed,curry leaves. Then add chopped Red bell Pepper ,cook until it becomes tender. Then add the dal mix.
  • Add salt to taste, fry it for 10 min.
  • Serve it hot with Rice. Serving with Buttermilk Khuzhambu is the best combination.


  • Instead of Red Bell Pepper you can use Green bell Pepper/Yellow Bell Pepper/Beans/Cluster Beans/Vazhaippu.

There are 2 Comments

  1. Posted by jeyashrisuresh Reply

    usili with bellpepper is new to me.never tried using capsicum.looks yummynice click.i recently posted beans usili.

  2. Posted by Sushma Mallya Reply

    That looks very colourful and delicious…u got a very nice and a colourful blog with yummy dishes too…

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