Hesaru kaalu usli recipe | How to make green gram sundal | Hesarukalu usli

By Latha on September 22nd, 2017

hesaru kaalu usli recipe, green gram sundal

Hesaru kaalu usli or green gram sundal recipe explained with step by step pictures. Hesarukalu usli or oggarane is a tasty and healthy snacks prepared using green gram or mung beans. This is a no-onion usli and is prepared using green gram sprouts. You can serve this along with a cup of masala tea.

Green gram sprouts or molake kattida hesarukalu is very good for health. You can find one more hesarukalu gojju or green gram curry on this website.

This tpe of hesarukalu usli is my Sister's signature dish. She and her family loves this and she prepares it quite often. She don't like onion in this and hence she prepares it this way. And I always prepare hesarukalu usli with onion. During my last visit to her house, she had prepared this. And then I realised that it tastes good without onion also. So I am posting this recipe for you all.

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 have posted three more usli or sundal recipes like maland style usli or sundal, sour and spicy usli or sundal and avarekalu usli or sundal. All these are very tasty and healthy. Do try them and enjoy!

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.

Hesaru kaalu usli recipe

Preparation time: 8 hours
Cooking time: 45 min
Serves: 2

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup green gram or hesaru kaalu
  2. 2 tbsp oil
  3. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  4. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  5. 1 - 2 red chili or green chili
  6. A pinch of turmeric powder
  7. A big pinch of hing or asafoetida
  8. 1cm length ginger
  9. 4 - 5 curry leaves
  10. 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  11. 2 tbsp grated coconut
  12. 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  13. Salt as per your taste

Instructions for making hesaru kaalu usli or green gram sundal:

  1. Soak green gram for 7 - 8 hours. And if you have time make the sprouts too.
  2. Take green gram sprouts in a pressure cooker. Add in required water and cook by making 1 - 2 whistles. Please note you should add enough water or else the green gram will turn mushy.cook green gram sprouts for hesaru kaalu usli or green gram sundal
  3. Once green gram is cooked, drain the excess water and keep it aside. I make rasam using this drained water.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan and prepare tempering using oil, mustard seeds and cumin seeds.tempering for hesaru kaalu usli or green gram sundal
  5. When mustard seed splutters, add in green chili (or red chili), asafoetida, turmeric powder and chopped ginger. Reduce the flame.chili and other spices for hesaru kaalu usli or green gram sundal
  6. Immediately add in cooked green gram sprouts to the tempering.cooked green gram for hesaru kaalu usli or green gram sundal
  7. Add in salt and coriander leaves. Give a quick mix.salt and coriander leaves for hesaru kaalu usli or green gram sundal
  8. Add in grated coconut and give a quick mix. Switch off the stove.grated coconut for hesaru kaalu usli or green gram sundal
  9. Optionally add lemon juice. Enjoy it with hot masala tea.lemon juice for hesaru kaalu usli or green gram sundal

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

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