Friday, January 30, 2009

Moongdal Stir-fry/Usli

Moongdal (small green husked beans) known as Hesaru kaalu in Kannada. We use this bean widely in our daily cooking. We make salads or kosambari where raw sprouted beans are used. This bean is also used with spinach/greens while making sambar(curry). Today I have used the whole green moongdal for making simple stir fry/Usli or Gugari.



Ingredients
Moongdal - 1 cup
Onion - 1 small, chopped (I used red onions)

Tempering
Olive oil - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Garnish
Cilantro/coriander leaves-one handful
Lime juice- 1 tsp
Grated coconut - about a tbsp
  1. Soak Moongdal for at least half an hour. With enough water cook them until just tender( I used pressure cooker).
  2. Heat oil in a pan, when hot at mustard seeds. When mustard seeds starts to pop add chopped onions and fry until soft. To that add cooked moongdal, add salt to taste. Mix gently make sure not to make the beans mushy.
  3. Finally add chopped cilantro, grated coconut and freshly squeezed lime juice. Mix well and enjoy warm.

Simple and satisfying snack or a side dish. Goes well with chapathis and rice.

I'll be sending this to My Legume Love Affair-Seventh Helping hosted by Srivalli, which first started by Susan.

19 comments:

  1. I haven't made Usli in a long time, I love this with Mosaru anna! :))

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  2. Love Husli any time of the day..Yummy, healthy and filling..

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  3. kaalu usli yummy! very healthy snack Madhu.

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  4. i love usli, just had it for dinner today .. yummy dish

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  5. Probably the healthiest snack...looks great..

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  6. Hesaru Kaal usli.. super.. Love it

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  7. Healthy snack, send me some Madhu, would really love to have them..

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  8. This Usli tastes great...Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

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  9. Love green gram sundal! I like the sound for the name 'gugri' too :-)

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  10. looks grt and tasty too.. healthy dish.

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  11. Sounds simple, nutritious and delicious :-)

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  12. I could eat this as a snack! Its been a long time since I cooked with green moong.

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  13. These are a delight for sure. It makes a great side.

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  14. These are a delight for sure. Makes a great side.

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  15. Yes love Uslis.. i have made black eyed peas usli last week.. posted in my blog.. love your use of fresh coconut!!

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  16. Looks lovely and delicious... This is my first visit to your blog... you have a nice place here... Do visit mine too in your free time..

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  17. Thank you madam,
    This was v.helpful :)

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