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Channa Usal is a traditional maharashtrian receipe made on gudi padwa festival.Usal is a nutritious dish prepared with sprouted pulses and peas
Methd of making Sprouted Chana Usal :
Clean and pressure cook sprouted chana till soft but whole. Boil cashewnuts till soft. Drain both and reserve.
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin and mustard seeds. When they pop, add green chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Stir fry.
Add chana, cashewnuts and a little water. Add salt and a pinch of sugar to give a sweet touch. Mix well and cook
Garnish with grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.
Ingredients for preparing Sprouted Chana Usal.
8 curry leaves
4 green chillies, chopped
2 cups red chana, soaked for one night, drained and wrapped in a piece of muslin cloth till well sprouted
2 cups cashewnuts, soaked in water for 2 hours
1 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
salt and sugar to taste