Apr 3, 2009

Comfort Food 2

In this post, i will be talking about the comfort food No.2 (according to me ofcourse!). Paruppu Usli - More kozhambu. In my mom's place, they make more kozhambu as a main dish which goes along with rice just like sambar. They make potato or chepangezhangu or Yam fry as a side dish along with papadam, for more kozhambu. They make paruppu usli once in a while as a side dish for sambar rice. I still remember my mom used to make paruppu usli for drumstick sambar.

But in my in-laws place, they have this combination of making paruppu usli and more kozhambu on the same day and they mix rice with paruppu usli, more kozhambu as side dish. After marriage, I was there with my in-laws for 10 months. When my MIL made this dish one day, I started blinking as usual and asked her why she made paruppu usli for more kozhambu. I found a logic behind her reply. As you all know, lentils are the main source of protein for vegetarians and we have to take it everyday in some form or the other. We use toor dhall for making sambar. But while making more kozhambu, we will not use lentils. In order to compensate that, she made paruppu usli, which is full of lentils. I never thought this way before. So after that, I always make paruppu Usli, whenever I make more kozhambu which happens to be one of my favorite meal (once a week).


Check out Kerala Style More kozhambu here...

This how my MIL makes more kozhambu...

Check out Beans Paruppu Usli Recipe here... Vaazhapoo Usli (banana Blossom) here... Spinach Usli here...
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