October 3, 2013

Kaddhanyachi Usal Recipe - how to make mix legumes Usal

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

kaddhanyachi usal in a serving bowl
kaddhanyachi usal recipe.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Soaking time 8 hours
Cooking time 30 minutes
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


  • Pressure cook the legumes using little water. Take 2 whistles.Cook till the legumes turn soft. Don't cook it too soft.
  • Grind together the  coconut,  green chilli and garlic flakes to a coarse paste,without using any water.
kaddhanyachi usal recipe
  • Hand pick and clean the legumes. Mix together the legumes and wash. Soak them in enough water for 7- 8 hours. 
  • Legumes absorb water  and doubles in size,  Now it is  ready to  use.If you want to sprout it check out the method here.
  • Heat oil in a in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.Add curry leaves and saute for few seconds.
  • Add the onion and fry till they change colour. Add the coconut, garlic and chilli paste and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add chili powder, kala masala and turmeric powder. Stir for a minute.Add tomatoes and cook till soft.
  • Add boiled legumes along with water. Add salt and mix well.Cover with lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Simmer till the water dries up. Add the coriander leaves  and  mix well. 
  • Serve the kaddhanyachi usal hot as a side dish to  chapati or roti and steamed rice with curry.
mix kaddhanya to make usal

soak and boil kaddhanya

prepared kaddhanyachi usal

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