Kadle usli recipe | How to make black chana sundal | Malnad style sweet and spicy kadle husuli

By Latha on August 4th, 2016

kadle usli recipe, black chana sundal

Kadle usli or black chana sundal recipe explained with step by step pictures. Kadle usli is a tasty and healthy snacks or salad prepared using cooked black chickpeas. This is a typical malnad style sweet and spicy kadle usli. You can serve it like snacks along with a cup of tea. Very tasty and please try it.

Bieng born and brought up in Malnad region of Karnataka, I have got the opportunity to taste this yummy usli or sundal so many times in my life. This type of usli is very common during the arecanut harvesting season and on deeparadhane season in temples. It is my personal favorite. The sweet and spicy taste of this usli or sundal is unique, which I can't explain through words. If you are interested in trying more malnad recipes then do check our Malenadu recipes section.

In Karnataka, if salad is prepared using raw soaked dal or lentils then it is called as kosambari. And if salad is prepared usind cooked dal or lentils then it is called as usli. I am posting 2 types of usli or sundal recipes today. The other one is sour and spicy usli, which is in practice across Bangalore-Mysore region of Karnataka. Even that usli tastes great. Apart from this there is another version of usli prepared with onions, which I will share soon.

If you are looking for more salad or raita recipes then do check our Salads-raitas section. Or if you are looking for more snacks recipes then do check our Karnataka snacks recipes section.

Kadle usli recipe

Preparation time: 8 hours
Cooking time: 45 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup black chickpeas or Kadle or chana
  2. 1 - 2 tbsp jaggery (do not skip)
  3. 2 tbsp oil
  4. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  5. 1 red chili
  6. 1 tsp urad dal
  7. A big pinch of turmeric powder
  8. A big pinch of hing or asafoetida
  9. 4 - 5 curry leaves
  10. Salt as per your taste

Ingredients for grinding:

  1. 1/2 cup grated coconut
  2. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 2 - 4 red chili

Instructions for making sweet and spicy kadle usli:

  1. Soak the black chickpeas for 7 - 8 hours. Later cook soaked chickpeas until soft using a pressure cooker. To cook add the water, which is just sufficient to cover the chickpeas. And cook well by making 4 - 5 whistles.soak and cook black chikpeas for kadle usli or chana sundal
  2. Now dry grind the coconut, mustard seeds and red chilis using mixer grinder. Keep it aside.grind coconut and red chili for kadle usli or chana sundal
  3. Take a frying pan and prepare tempering using oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, red chili, curry leaves, turmeric powder and asafoetida.tempering for kadle usli or chana sundal
  4. Now add in cooked chickpeas along with the water. Mix well for 2 minutes.cooked black chikpeas for kadle usli or chana sundal
  5. Add in ground coconut, red chili and mustard seeds. Also add in jaggery and salt. spices and jagger for kadle usli or chana sundal
  6. Mix well until the water is almost dried. Please note this type of usli or sundal should not be very dry. If you do so, the usli or sundal will loose its softness. Serve it and enjoy.sweet and spicy kadle usli or chana sundal

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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