Archi Kalaral (Paruppu Usili)


Thoor dhal (thuvaram paruppu) - 1 cup
Bengal gram (Kadalai paruppu) - 1/4 cup
Red chilly - 5
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Gingely Oil (Nallennai) - 50 ml
Sunflower Oil - 50 ml
Mustard (kadugu) - 1 teaspoon
Urid dhal (Ulutham paruppu) - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida (perungaayam) - 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves

Choice of vegetables : 

200 grams of :

Beans [or] 
Cluster Beans (Kothavarangaai) [or]
Capsicum (Kodamilagaai) [or]
Banana Flower


  1. Soak the thoor dhal, bengal gram and red chilly in water for 2 hours
  2. Chop the vegetable of your choice and keep this ready
  3. Drain the water and thoroughly wash the ingredients with fresh water
  4. Take mixer grinder container
  5. Add the red chilly at bottom
  6. Add salt
  7. Add the thoor dhal and bengral gram
  8. Grind it coarsely. It should not form a paste.
  9. Boil the chopped vegetable in a separate vessel. [ To boil, add the chopped vegetable in a vessel with little quantity of water for 5 minutes]
  10. Add required salt for the vegetable during boiling
  11. Heat sunflower and gingely oil in a pan
  12. Add mustard
  13. Allow mustard to burst
  14. Turn stove to low flame
  15. Add asafoetida & ulutham paruppu
  16. Saute till they turn golden brown
  17. Add curry leaves and mix
  18. Add the grinded ingredients and mix thoroughly
  19. Keep stirring the pan once in 2 minutes
  20. Continue for 10 minutes until the consistency/color changes and the dhal items get cooked
  21. Add boiled vegetable and mix thoroughly
  22. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes and turn off the stove


  1. Hi, pictures are amazing, nice presentation!! I feel like having some paruppu usili right away! Could you please let us know how much beans to add for the Ingredients above? in terms of how many gms of beans? Thanks in advance!

    1. Thanks Vaishnavi. 200 grams of beans must be sufficient

  2. Replies
    1. Average size capscicum 2-3 should be enough. Yes, you can use all colours of your choice.

      P.S: அது ஆர்வக்கோளாறு தான் க் வேண்டும்

  3. For how many people does this measure serve