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...

15 comments:

Gita's Kitchen said...

Parpupu usili with mor kuzambu sounds like a very intresting combination Vidya, looks yummy too, I've got to try this one soon :)

DEESHA said...

I love such comfort foods Vidhya .. I am fond of mor kuzhambu too

rekhas kitchen said...

that looks so mouthwaterin the combo sounds new to me but looks so tempting have to try mmmmm

srikars kitchen said...

i like paruppu usili with mor kuzhambu.. nice combo...

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Ammu said...

Thats really great. Vidhya u got wonderful collections of easy and simple & delicious collections of receipe.

Ramya Bala said...

awesome combo vidhya...so tempting

EC said...

I too love this combi a lot ...yummy pics

Kitchen Flavours said...

New combo to me. Looks really comforting...

A_and_N said...

I really like you blog because it reminds me of my roots (T.N) everytime I stop by. Yet another lovely post :)

Jaishree said...

Hi vidhya,
Wow!One of my fav dish. I love this combo.sooooooo mouth watering & tempting:)

Trupti said...

nice combo vidhya

mitr_bayarea said...

As in many south indian families, this is a favorite combo at our place too.

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Pooja said...

New to me..looking yummy..