Usal pav

Guest author: Gauri Karmali

Usal is a very healthy and easy maharastrian recipe with legumes like moth beans,moong and whole masoor. Its mostly eaten with bread or fulkas. I love this dish it just makes up my day.


1/2 cup whole masoor sprouted
1/2 cup moth beans sprouted
1/4 cup green whole moong sprouted
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Pinch of asofoetedia
2 tsp oil
1 tomato cut into snall pieces
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ginger/green chilli paste
1/4 cup coriander leaves
1 tbsp scraped coconut
salt/jaggery as per taste

Soak all the beans together overnight and then put them in a cloth and tie them tightly so that they get sprouted. Once the beans are sprouted, heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai. Add 1 tsp cumin and mustard seeds. Once the mustard and the cumin seeds splutter, add asofoetidia, ginger/green chilli paste, fry the paste well in oil and then add the cut tomatoes. Once the tomatoes are cooked and mashy then add little turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin and coriander powder and garam masala. Let all the masalas get cooked well in the tomato and once a nice aroma of the masalas come out add the pressure cooked beans. Mix the beans with the masalas, add salt and jaggery as per taste. Garnish with coriander leaves and some fresh scraped coconut.

Chopped onion can be used in this recipe - just cut the onion and fry in oil before the tomatoes till the onions are lightly brown.

This is her second entry to the MLLA-19th helping - an initiative of Susan, guest hosted this month at my blog


Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

thats a real healthy recipe. have heard of Usal Pav but never prepared it. thanks for sharing both of you.

Asha said...

Full of beans, I love the recipe. Wish you had a photo to see how it looks.

Shama Nagarajan said...

different one dear..thank u for sharing

Rekha A said...

Usal sounds like usali in North karnataka... Thanks for sharing such a healthy and protein rich recipe...

Deepa G Joshi said...

i love usal really lightens up your day..

Panchpakwan said...

this is very healthy....

Myvegfare said...

love usal pav learnt it from my sister, I make it with pulkas

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