Oct 17, 2014

Sprouted Kadale Kaalu/Chickpea Usli

Kadale Kaalu Usli is prepared mainly during Vinayak Chaturthi, Sankashta Chaturthi, Anant Padmanabha Vrata  & served as prasad.
Ingredients :
2 cups Sprouted Kadale Kaalu
2 - 4 Green chillies ( as per taste)
1 cup grated fresh coconut
5 - 6 curry leaves
2 -3 strands of coriander leaves 
1/2 - 1 tsp lemon juice

Recipe :
Soak chickpeas in water for about 6 - 8 hrs / overnight. Wash the it 2 - 3 times & pressure cook it for about 3 whistle.
Here am using sprouted kadale kaalu, after soaking for 6 - 8 hrs, drain the water & keep the chickpeas closed in a container to get good amount of sprout  for about 6  hrs again, so one thing can be done soak the chickpeas in morning, evening remove water & let it sprout overnight so it can be cooked in morning/evening.

Now for grinding  :
1 Cup grated Coconut
2 - 4 green chillies
1/2 - tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
4 -5  curry leaves
2 strands of Coriander leaves

grind all these together coarsely.

Now for Seasoning :
1 tsp spoon oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
4 -5 curry leaves
Pinch of hing
Now add the cooked Chickpeas & the ground mixture, add small amount of water, bring it to boil , so to get rid of raw smell of the mixture. Add salt to taste, a pinch of turmeric powder. Garnish with fresh cut coriander leaves.

This usli can be served with Ragi muddey/ Ragi balls :) as a side dish.

Can be had with chapathi/for evening snacks.

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