BM #63 Day 13 -
After the fiery Lahsun Chutney yesterday, here is a protein packed usal. Usal in Marathi essentially means a sprouted beans curry made dry or as a gravy.
After changing my options many times, I finally figured out that this Usal is the best bet given the time constraints and limitations of my pantry.
My friend gave me two options of serving this usal. 1) With Roti or 2) As chaat.
I served this usal as a chaat, a kiddo version and an adult version as that is the best way to get the folks at home appreciate these bean based curries.
The most heart warming experience was to see the moth beans sprouted in all its glory. In my happiness I totally forgot to capture those sprouts in my camera. But I am sure I am going to make this Usal often and so many more opportunities to click pictures :)
I wrapped the soaked and drained moth beans in a moist muslin cloth, twisted the open ends and placed the twisted ends down in a container. Covered the container and placed it in the oven with just the light switched on. It worked wonders !!
Note to self - try sprouting all the beans this way.Recipe Source Shalaka
Moth Beans 1 cup
Onions chopped 1/2 cup
Salt, Chili Powder, Garam Masala, Turmeric, Green Chili, Sugar as needed
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few)
Serving suggestion - Serve it as a chaat for an enjoyable and nutritious evening snack.
For the chaat - Tamarind Date chutney, Beaten Yogurt, Sev, Coriander leaves, Chopped onion as needed
Method Of Preparation -
Wash the Moth beans, soak them for 6-8 hours. Wrap them in a moist muslin cloth, cover in a container and set aside in a warm place for sprouting. I had to set aside for 20 hours for them to sprout beautifully.
Steam or pressure cook the sprouted moth beans.
Meanwhile, heat a pan and add oil. Mustard seeds and cumin go in next. After the mustard seeds pop, add curry leaves and saute the onions. Add the green chili and saute for a few seconds.
Sprinkle salt, turmeric, chili powder and transfer the boiled moth beans.
Mix well and add garam masala. The curry is semi dry or dry.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve warm with rotis.
Make a chaat as I did and enjoy!
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