Sunday 26 April 2020

U - How to make Usal - Maharashtrian Style Recipe

Usal Maharashtrian Style Recipe

Usal pav is the traditional Maharashtrian dish generally a street food. It is made with mixed legumes and sprouts.  You can use any of the following: matki, moong, white or green vatana. It can make an extremely healthy breakfast or evening snack.
The ingredients for this recipe may look long but they are basic and are available in every kitchen.

Usal Maharashtrian Style Recipe


1cup Mixed Legumes (Of your choice)
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp coconut powder
1 sprig of curry leaves
1 cup finely chopped Onion
1 finely chopped Tomato
1 tbsp  Peanut powder
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1 tsp Gatti masala
1 tsp garam Masala powder
Salt to taste

For Garnish

Finely chopped Onion
Coriander leaves

Usal Maharashtrian Style Recipe


1. Wash the sprouts and legumes well and put them into a pressure cooker.
2. Add turmeric powder, a  pinch of salt, water and put it on the gas for just two whistles
3.Now take a Kadai and heat oil in it.
4.  Add the mustard seeds and let them crackle.
5. Now add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
6. Make the gas slow and add hing, curry leaves, onion, and keep sauteing for 5 minutes.
7. Now add the tomato and mix well.
8. Fry the tomato until it cooked nice and soft for some time. Also, add the peanut powder and mix well.
9. To the same pan add ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, Gatti masala, coconut powder and mix well.
10. Fry the masala till the oil separates from the mixture.
11. At this stage add the boiled legumes cooked legumes along with water, salt to taste, and mix well.
12. Now add water to the dish and let it further simmer for another 8 to 10 minutes.
13. Keep the Usal in running consistency.
14. For a serving portion add the Usal to a bowl, garnish with coriander and chopped onions. Top it with Sev and serve it with a pav.

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