Usli ( Kadhai and Tava Cooking Delights)

Usli consists of a mixture of healthy sprouts stir fried and the flavour is enhanced with spices and tomatoes.

उसली - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Usli ( Kadhai and Tava Cooking Delights) in Hindi) 

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Much-loved by the maharashtrians, the usli is a nutritious and tasty everyday preparation that is enjoyed by the kids as much as the adults, which is a great plus-point for any dish! made with mixed sprouts spiced and tempered traditionally, the usli is so simple, anybody can make it.

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Usli ( Kadhai and Tava Cooking Delights) recipe - How to make Usli ( Kadhai and Tava Cooking Delights)

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2 cups mixed sprouts (moong , matki , chana , chawli etc.)
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
3/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 cup boiled and peeled potato cubes
2 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
  1. Combine the mixed sprouts, salt and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep the mixed sprouts aside without draining the water.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the garlic and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame or a few seconds.
  5. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes and 1 tbsp of water and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 minute.
  8. Add the potatoes, mixed sprouts (along with the water), lemon juice and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve hot.


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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy192 cal
Protein6.2 g
Carbohydrates23.1 g
Fiber5.2 g
Fat8.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium13.2 mg

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