October 14, 2013

Sprouted green chickpea usal recipe

usal in a serving plate
Sprouted green chickpea  usal  recipe - Chickpea is good sources of proteins and it provides energy to the body. Hence it is wise to include chickpea in any form in our diet. Germination makes the pulses more nutritious. This green chickpea usal is a simple and easy variety of dish which can be prepared within few minutes. This usal can be eaten as it is or you can serve it as a side dish to any main course. Either way it tastes great.

Sprouted Green Chickpea  Usal  Recipe
Sprouted green chickpea usal in a serving plate
Prep time : 10 mins + Soaking Time
Cook time : 20 mins
Total time : 30 mins
Recipe type : Usal-Side Dish
Cuisine : Maharashtrian
Yield : Serves 4
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 2 cups sprouted green chickpea / chana
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds powder/jeera
  • 2 pinch of kala masala/sabzi masala
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
Grind to coarse paste
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh coconut
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small green chilly
  1. Add 2 cups of water to the sprouted chickpeas and cook them in a pressure cooker till three whistles.
  2. Grind the coconut, garlic and green chilly to a coarse paste, using little water. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves. Saute for a while. Add onion and saute till it changes the color.
  4. Now add turmeric powder, chilli powder and kala / subzi masala. Saute for a while. 
  5. Add cooked sprouted green chana along with water and salt. 
  6. Add coconut paste and mix well. Simmer till the water dries up. 
sprouted chana
7.  Remove from the flame and serve sprouted green chickpea  usal  hot as a side dish.
Sprouted green chickpea usal in a serving plate


  1. Lovely. Love the recipe.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tasty and healthy dish,yum

  3. a healthy snack..a perfect tea time companion!

  4. Healthy and delicious one.

  5. ahh thats a healthy n tasty 1 again..

  6. always healthy dish...

  7. protein packed curry,prefect pair for rotis eventhough i can have it just like snacks.


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