Friday, May 9, 2008

Moong Usal/ Hesaru Kaalu Usali -- Beans N Lentils


Green Moongdal- 1 cup
Grated coconut- 1/4 cup
Green chillies- 3-4
Ginger grated- 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves-1 tsp
Curry leaves-3-4
Lemon juice-1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Sugar-1/2 tsp

For seasoning

Oil- 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
red chilli-2-3
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Hing- a pinch
Black pepper powder-a pinch


Pressure cook(3 whistles) Moongdal with 1 1/2 cups of water.Grind green chillies,ginger,coconut in a blender with very little water.Take a pan,heat oil.Add mustard seeds,red chillis,turmeric,hing,pepper powder,curry leaves. Add the ground mixture to this and fry for 2-3 mins.Now add the cooked Moongdal,salt,sugar,cover the pan with a lid,simmer for 10-12 mins.Add Lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.Mix well. S
Serve with Rice,Chapatis.You can also eat as a snack with tea or coffee.

I am sending this entry to Jugalbandi's CLICK MAY 2008, Beans n Lentils event


Bhawana said...

yummmmmmy looks it gives :)

Cham said...

Yum , look like Temple prasadam... Great protein packed entry!

Divya Vikram said...

I made this recently the same way..nice entry

Mallika said...

Hey, this is a lovely one. I have a sack of green moong waiting for inspiration.

Anonymous said...

we love hesar kaalu usli!

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Madhavi said...

Very nice entry, love moong and ur usal looks mouthwatering!!!

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