Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Kadalekaalu Usali/Brown chickpeas Usal

Kadalekaalu usali is a very common side dish in Karnataka.This is usually given as prasada on the 10th day of Ganesha Chaturti festival(The Idol Immersion day).This dish is very nutritious and tasty.

Chickpeas brown/Kadalekaalu soaked overnight-1 cup
Green chillies sliced fine-4-5
Ginger grated- 1 inch piece
Fresh coconut scraped-1/2 cup
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp.
Curry leaves-1 stalk
Coriander leaves finely chopped-1 tsp.
Lemon juice-2 tsp.
Asafoetida-a pinch
Turmeric-1/2 tsp
Red Chillies-1-2
salt to taste
Sugar-1/2 tsp
oil-2 tbsp

Soak the chickpeas overnight.Pressure cook until tender(5-8 whistles)Drain the water and keep it aside.Heat the oil in a pan.Add Mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.Add Red Chilli,turmeric,hing,Ginger,curry leaves.Fry for a minute.Add
Chickpeas,coconut,salt,sugar.Mix well and keep it covered on a low fire for 10-15 mins.Later add Lemon Juice and coriander.Mix well and serve hot or cold.

This is very tasty to eat as a snack.It goes well with Rice or Chapatis.This is also a good snack with Alcoholic drinks.Enjoi !!!


Trupti said...

I love this usal but I didn't make from long time. Now by seeing your post I want to make it.

Latha said...

Usli looks yummy Rupa!

Mansi Desai said...

oh! that's new to me Rupa..thanks for sharing the idea:) and I'm glad you loved my cutlets!:)

Maya said...

I love this usal..Make it very often..Yours looks great !!!

Vanamala said...

usli looks good!!! i used to make it on my fasting day :)

Rupa said...


Thankyou so much.I am very glad that you all liked it :)

DEEPA said...

wow!!this is a good one!!!

Uma said...

first time here. Your blog looks lovely. You have so many yummy recipes. chick peas usal looks so colorful.

Rupa said...


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