Sprouted Chana Usli/Molake Kadalekaalu Usli

Kadalekaalu usli makes a good snack in the evenings or a good accompaniment with chapathi. You don't have to use sprouted kadalekaalu/chana always. Soaked/fresh chana can be used to prepare this dish. I had sprouted chana with me and I have used it.

Prep-Work:
Soak kadalekaalu/chana for 8 hrs
Pressure cook kadalekaalu/chana for 3 whistles with little salt.

Ingredients:
Cooked kadalekaalu/chana-2cups (drain water from chana before adding it into the pan)
Onion-1 big (peeled, washed and chopped into fine pieces)
Green Chillies-1 (chopped into circles)
Curry leaves-2-3 leaves
Coriander Leaves-2-3 tsp (chopped)
Fresh grated coconut-1tbsp
oil-1/2tbsp
sasive/mustard seeds-1/2tsp
uddinabele/uraddal-1/2tsp
salt

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when it stops crackling add uddinabele/uraddal and let it brown.
Add curry leaves, chopped greenchillies, chopped onions and stir. Fry onions till they are soft. Cook on medium heat.
Add cooked chana, coriander leaves, grated coconut and little salt and give a good stir. Switch off the stove and cover the pan and leave it aside for 4-5mins. Stirr and serve hot.

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Chilli I used in the dish is from my little garden


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11 comments:

notyet100 said...

NICE ONE,..GREEN CHILLI CLICK LOOKS CUTE ...WE PREPARE WITH OTHER INGREDIENTS,..UR VERSION LOOKS NICE...WILL TRY ,..HVE CHANA AT HOME...:-)

SPICE OF LIFE said...

the snack is a good one ..tasty and healthy ...

chilli looks good ..though I am not a big fan of chillies in the food, I love them on the plants ..
aur phir apne ghar ki chilli ki baat hi kuch aur hai.

Priti said...

Chana Usli looks gud and the chilli too I know how it feels...we too had chilli, cherry tomato, curry leaves, few flowers etc planted in my previous house but no more :-(

Illatharasi said...

New recipe for me... looks healthy, will try this:)

I too grew chillies ;) its fun watching them grow:)

Shreya said...

awesome chana usili.. this is so healthy too!:-) grt chillies...

easycrafts said...

just now saw Cham's chilli plant...chana dish looks good

lothi said...

Different and healthy recipe! luks great and yummy.

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sowmya said...

very healthy snack!!loved your chilli plant..i want to have a kitchen garden too, but my hubby is against it:((

Supriya said...

Your chili plant looks lovely. Seeing it I am also tempted to plant chilies.
Love this dish. I make it often even as an evening snack. I usually used chana soaked overnight, but I see that you have used sprouted chana? How do you sprout it at home?