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Sunday, May 26, 2013




For the USAL:

Moong Sprouts: 1 cup
Onion :1 (Large finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp
Red Chilly Powder: 1 tsp
Goda Masala: 1 tsp
Asafetida : a pinch
Salt : to taste

For the Goda Masala

Coriander Seeds: 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 tbsp
Dry Red Chilles: 2-3
White Sesame Seeds: 1 tbsp
Black Pepper Powder: 1/2 tbsp
Asafetida: a pinch
Dried Coconut Powder (dessicated coconut): 2 tbsp
Cloves: 2-3
Green Cardamon: 2-3 
Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp

For the Gravy:

Onion: 1 (Large, finely chopped)
Tomato: 1 (Medium finely chopped)
Tamarind Paste: 2 tbsp
dessicated coconut: 2 tbsp
Red Chilly Powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Goda Masala: 2 tsp
Sugar: 1.2 tsp
Oil : 5-6 tbsp
Salt: to taste

For the garnishing:

Chopped tomatoes: 1 tbsp
Chopped Onion: 1 tbsp
Chopped Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
Sev:5 tbsp
Farsan: 2 tbsp

Method of Preparation

Goda Masala:
  1. Dry roast all the ingredients under the Goda Masala over low flame for about 5-6 minutes.
  2. Allow it to cool
  3. Once cooled grind the ingredients together in a grinder or a mixer
  4. Store the goda masala in a air tight container and use as required.
for the Usal
  1. Pressure cooker the sprouted beans till they are cooked.
  2. Strain the cooked bean from water and keep the stock aside.
  3. In a kadai heat oil ginger garlic paste, chopped onion and saute for a minute
  4. Add asafetdia, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, goda masala and mix well
  5. Add cooked sprouted beans. mix well.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Cover the kadai and allow it to cook for another 5-7 minutes on a low flame.
  8. Your sprouted beans is ready.
Hot and Spicy Gravy for the usal
  1. Heat oil in pan. add mustard seeds, asafetida powder,sugar and saute for a few seconds.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and chopped onion and saute till  onion turns pink.
  3. Add Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, chopped tomatoes, goda Masala, desidicated coconut  Mix well and saute for a minutes.
  4. Remove from fire and allow it to cool and grind it to a smooth paste and keep it aside.
  5. Your Spicy Gravy for usal is ready.
  6. In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil. add the spice gravy for usal that we have just prepared. Mix well and allow the gravy to come boil.
  7. Add salt and cook till oil leaves the side.
  8. Now add sported beans. and mix well
  9. Add Goda Masala, tamarind paste and mix well.
  10. Keep the gravy on a medium flame and cook till the gravy becomes thick.
  11. Your usal is ready. Add coriander leaves for garnishing

For the Serving:

  1. Take the Usal in a bowl. 
  2. On the top add chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, Coriander leaves
  3. Top it with farsan and sev.
  4. Serve immediately with Pav

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