Thursday, January 15, 2009

Keerlayile Mooga Usli

I have always loved legumes more then veggies..I love them in their simplest form such as saarupkari which does not need any fancy ingredients.. and occasional indulgence in coconut based dishes. We amchi's eat a lot of coconut based dishes. We do add a little bit of freshly grated coconut to anything and everything! I am not very fond of coconut but when I make coconut based dishes I make sure to make them with the amount of coconut required than skimping on it! These days we have cut down our intake in terms of coconut and decided to stick to keeping it to minimum.
When we first came here, I was disappointed that the Indian stores did not have the variety of legumes that we eat back home. I found only moong,Rajma,Chickpeas both variety. I miss horse gram, whole toor, White beans a lot. Back home I used to cook with beans and veggies alternatively. However, we do get excellent green moong and Rajma in local markets along with soybean.
This is a simple yet healthy breakfast which we make regularly. 
Here is what's needed:
1 cup sprouted Moong (green gram)
2 green chilli's slit
a small piece of Ginger chopped fine
a pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
a very small piece of Jaggery (Optional)
Salt to taste
oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Procedure:
1) Heat oil. Add in mustard seeds, when they splutter add in the green chilli & sprouts.(You need not remove the skin. I had removed them to make this dish. But then realized that the qty was too much so reserved it. However, I have noticed that most of the times, the skin tends to float in water when being cooked. In such cases I just remove them and discard)
2) Add suffecient water, salt, chopped ginger and jaggery if using.
3) When it is 3/4 th done add the hing and mix well. Cook covered until done on medium flame.
When done the moong should be able to hold its shape and yet be cooked. You can garnish this with grated coconut to enhance its taste. Serve hot.
It can be served for breakfast or as a side dish with rice. We had this for breakfast with banana milkshake. Usually this is combined with Poha but we love to have it as it is.
P.S: In place of the moong you can even use moong dal. 

Update: I am sending this over to Srivalli who is hosting My Legume Love Affair, Seventh helping which is the brain child of Susan from The Well-Seasoned Cook. Thank you Srivalli, Susan for this event. Thank you Asha, Namrata for reminding me to send this across.

36 comments:

Cham said...

Look like kosumbari right? Healthy and excellent start!

Divya Kudua said...

I love this Uj..I even add this as a filling to pani puri..yummy!!

Curry Leaf said...

Healthy and perfect.I make sukke with this.

Varsha Vipins said...

Sprouts are soo healthy..Perfect start for a day..I was thinking of making some sprouts n guess now I should.:)

Sushma said...

Nice version, we also prepare somethins similar, we call it, hesaru kalu usli.

Sushma said...

Nice version, we also prepare somethins similar, we call it, hesaru kalu usli.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sprouts is very healthy!love to try it out sometime:)

Suma Rajesh said...

woo this ooks healthy and can be had as a snack too..

Preeti Shenoy said...

Guess U know I'm GSB too and love my toi and sheeth :)
Yep--I do make this.
Cheers
preeti

Navita said...

awesoe lentils...i love them infact three out of five days we are having legumes...so
I can understand ur initial sadness.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow sounds healthy, spicy and yummy...

SriLekha said...

love it!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Looks very delicious, I love the idea of having this yummy dish for breakfast :)

Asha said...

Very healthy, yummy dish, send it to Legume affair to Srivalli, perfect dish!:))

Namrata Kini said...

Amma made it in a similar way. I think she added a pinch of sugar also. I have never made it here. Gotta try this soon. Send this to

http://cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com/2009/01/announcing-my-legume-love-affair.html

aquadaze said...

my close friend in college was a GSB, your posts here remind me so much of her mom's cooking!

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

yummy and healthy dish.

Happy cook said...

Healthy and yummy.

Poonam said...

healthy and looks delicious too.

AnuSriram said...

Thats an awesome recipe! Nice one to try!

A_and_N said...

Super healthy and will work for my diet no? :D bookmarked!

konchady said...

What a coincidence!I just prepared kirlaanu matki usli & here you post kirlaanu mooga usli!

When I came to Dubai, we were not getting horse gram here. We went to each &every supermaket we came across and enquired about the availability.We had great difficulty explaining them about what is horse gram. Then we started to get them from India. Now all the pulses are available here.

sunshinemom said...

Well....you win some, you lose some! These sprouts look excellent and I have it not for taste (I haven't developed that yet for these) but for the health it offers!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

all ur dish names are very new to me. are they mainly konkani food? i wud love to try other cuisines from india. have been mostly trying only south indian and north indian.. got to explore more.

yasmeen said...

I can never get enough of lentils,Sprouted moong does make a very healthy start of the day:)

notyet100 said...

yummy version to try,,,///////////////;-)

DEESHA said...

i love legumes too. N i love uslis like this. looks delicious

Dershana said...

I love this too. Goes well with rice as a side dish too. Love your unique names :-)

Deepa Hari said...

thats a very healthy and perfect breakfast

anudivya said...

Most of what you make are very new to me, and this one is too... Sounds great.

Archy said...

Wow, even me love legumes than veg :) !! Even i make this usli but without jaggery !! Wonderful for healthy breakfast !!

Maya said...

Its made very often at my mom's place. We make this without jaggery and another version with jaggery. Healthy indeed.

Shreya said...

very healthy recipe. wonderful entry too:-)

SriLekha said...

check out EFM-savory series round up and join with us in the EFM-Microwave oven series

sagari said...

healthy and delecious looking uj

arunshanbhag.com said...

Hi Ujjwal:
Don't know how I missed visiting your blog!
You recipes are so simple and well presented. Since I will be a bachelor again in Boston for a couple of months, I will be visiting your site for simple things to cook!

And thank you for being such a regular visitor to my site!

Nice and a highly nutritious recipe. Just this morning we gave meera some sprouted moong from our bhaji (after washing it). I am thinking we should make simple and non-spicy upkaris for Meera!