September 30, 2014

Mugachi usal recipe - hesaru kalu usali recipe - green gram usali recipe - how to make muachi usal

Mugachi usal recipe - Usali is a Konkan cuisine prepared with pulses, lentils and garnished with grated fresh coconut. Besides green gram, dry green peas, brown chickpea, kabuli chana, lobia and ground nuts can also be used to make such usali. These protein packed nutritious usalis are breakfast and fasting (upwas) dishes. 

usali in serving plate

Soaking time 8 - 10 hours
Cooking time - 20 minutes
Serves 2

2 cups soaked green grams / moong
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
1 tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar

For the tempering
1/2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds (optional)
1 green chilli, chopped
4  broken dry red chillies
8 - 10 curry leaves

  • Wash and soak the green gram overnight or  7 - 8 hours. Drain the water and add enough fresh water. Boil the green gram and cook till soft. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan  and add mustard seeds to it. When the seeds start spluttering, add the green chillies and fry for few seconds. 
  • Add the red chillies and curry leaves. Fry till aromatic and light brown. Add the boiled green gram and stir for 2 minutes. 
  • Add the salt and sugar, stir to combine. Add the chopped cilantro and coconut. Mix well and serve hot. 
usal in a serving plate


  1. very nutritious usali, love to finish that bowl.

  2. Healthy and tasty usal !

  3. What a healthy dish,good one


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