Sprouted Greengram Usli

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This is submitted as an entry to the Regional Cuisine of India Contest


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Sprouted lentils is really good from the health point of view. I normally prepare Sprouted green gram dishes at least once in a week since it is the favorite in my family. Today I would like to put up a simple dish which is ideal and easy for starters. It is called usli in Konkani and Sundal in Tamil. Now a days sprouted lentils are available readily in the super markets and so you need not take the trouble to sprout them at home although I normally sprout it at home itself for quality and freshness. This dish can be prepared for evening tiffin or breakfast or a lunch side dish. Here goes:

What you need to have:

1. Sprouted Greengram(Moong) – 2 cups

2. Fresh grated coconut – 2 Tablespoon

3. Chopped coriander leaves – 2 Tablespoons

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Blackgram Dal – 1 Teaspoon

3. Cumin seeds – 1/2 Teaspoon

4. Asafoetida powder – 1 Teaspoon

5. Chopped Green chillies – 2-3

6. Curry leaves – 2 Strands

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Sprouted Green gram

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Ingredients of Sprouted Green gram usli

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and deskin sprouted moong and cook directly on the flame  in 2 cups of water till it is just smooth as shown in the image above. Maybe you can add a little salt so that it is not over cooked.

2. Wash and cut green chillies, chop coriander leaves, grate coconut. Wash curry leaves and seperate it from the stem and keep aside.

3. Place a skillet with 3-4 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame. When heated, add mustard seeds to it. When it starts sputtering add Blackgram dal to it.

4. When done add cumin seeds, Asafoetida powder, chopped green chillies and curry leaves one after the other.

5. Lastly add cooked green gram from step 1 to it. Add grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves from step 2 and also salt after checking for salt.

Ready to serve Green gram Usli is as shown in the image below.

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Ready to serve Sprouted Green gram Usli

Time taken ; 45 minutes

Serves : 3-4 people

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7 thoughts on “Sprouted Greengram Usli

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    suparna said:
    July 8, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    hi pratibha,
    usli bhaari gomte distasa 🙂 haav sudai tathavali kartastha, makka hae bho priti 🙂 Ur presentaions and pics are always so good!

    prathibalrao responded:
    July 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Hi Suparna,

    Mastha thanx thugele commentska. Hope u had a nice time.

    Sunshinemom said:
    July 8, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Looks really nice and healthy!

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 10, 2009 at 2:18 am

      Hi Sunshinemom,

      As you said it is true.

    Lakshmi said:
    July 16, 2009 at 2:35 am

    idu maatra namgu ista nodi. Chapathige mathe annakke eradakku honduthe.

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 16, 2009 at 6:34 am

      Hi Lakshmi,

      Neevu helodu 100% correct antha nanage ansthaide. Namm maneli this dish is a favorite. Varakke ond sarthi nanu madthini.

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