September 11, 2022

Hesaru bele usli recipe - Muga dali usli - Green gram dal sundal

hesaru bele usli in a plate
Hesaru bele usli or green gram dal sundal - The word  usli or sundal brings the thought of  South Indian breakfast, in the mind of many people.  Yes, its true. Green gram dal usli is an authentic dish of  South Karnataka. This usli is also known as sundal in Andhra Pradesh. They prepare it for navratri to offer God as Naivedyam. 

Besides green gram dal, the legumes such as dry white or green peas, brown chick peas or chana and green gram or moong are also used to make such usli for breakfast. I make this usli once in a week. This dish is a protein provider and energy booster as they contain proteins and other nutrients. These uslis are extremely good for health with average taste. 

If one can think about the qualities of good food and develop the tendency of good eating habit, they may develop interest in eating such authentic, healthy dish. This is a healthy dish with low fat. So health conscious people can prepare and eat it. 

Hesaru Bele Usli - Muga Dali Usli - Green Gram Dal Sundal
hesaru bele usli in a plate
Prep time : 5 mins
Cook time : 10 mins
Total time : 15 mins
Recipe type : Breakfast
Cuisine : South Indian
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 1 cup green gram dal / rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 dry red chillyi broken
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds,
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat ghee in a pan. Add green gram dal and fry till the flavour releases.
  2. Boil 5-6 cups of water in a deep vessel. Once the water boils, add the green gram dal to it. 
  3. Then cook it on a medium flame until green gram dals turn soft. Drain and set aside. 
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry red chillies to it. 
  5. When they crackle nicely and red chillies turn to brown colour, add the cooked green gram dal. Add sugar and salt to it. 
  6. Mix well and cook covered on low flame, stirring in between for about 2 minutes. Then remove from the flame and add lemon juice, fresh coconut and coriander leaves. 
  7. Mix gently and serve the green gram dal usli hot with a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, fruit juice or lassi. 
hesaru bele usli ready to serve


  1. Beautiful recipe, never heard of this, thanks for sharing, a certain try soon.

  2. Upma with moong dal sounds new.. Looks delicious..

  3. Nice one! This is one of my favourite breakfast dish.

  4. looks very delicious and tempting!!

  5. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards, upma recipe

  6. super healthy..looks delicious!


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