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.
salt to taste
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 !!!