October 3, 2013

Kaddhanyachi usal recipe - How to make mix legumes usal

kaddhanyachi usal in a serving bowl
Kaddhanyachi usal recipe - Kaddhanyachi usal is a Maharashtrian side dish made with mixed legumes. This is a healthy and nutritious side dish which I would prefer to make often. I have used three varieties of sprouted legumes for this dish

Preparation time : 10 minutes
Soaking time : 8 hours
Cooking time : 30 minutes
Yield : serves 4


  • 1/4 cup kabuli chana and brown chana / chickpea
  • 1/4 cup green grams / moong
  • 1/4 cup black eye beans / alasande
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 10-12 curry leaves.
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 heaped tsp chili powder
  • 1 heaped tbsp kala masala
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • fistful of chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Grind to paste
  • 3 tbsp grated dry coconut
  • 4 garlic flakes, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped

  1. Pressure cook the legumes using little water. Take 2 whistles.Cook till the legumes turn soft. Don't cook it too soft.
  2. Grind together the  coconut,  green chilli and garlic flakes to a coarse paste,without using any water.

  1. Hand pick and clean the legumes. Mix together the legumes and wash. Soak them in enough water for 7- 8 hours. 
  2. Legumes absorb water  and doubles in size,  Now it is  ready to  use.If you want to sprout it check out the method here.
  3. Heat oil in a in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.Add curry leaves and saute for few seconds.
  4. Add the onion and fry till they change colour. Add the coconut, garlic and chilli paste and fry for 1 minute.
  5. Add chili powder, kala masala and turmeric powder. Stir for a minute.Add tomatoes and cook till soft.
  6. Add boiled legumes along with water. Add salt and mix well.Cover with lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Simmer till the water dries up. Add the coriander leaves  and  mix well. 
  8. Serve the kaddhanyachi usal hot as a side dish to  chapati or roti and steamed rice with curry.
mix kaddhanya to make usal

prepared kaddhanyachi usal

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