Mung Usli | Hesarukaalu Usli | Usli Recipes

Nutritious, healthy and tasty mung usli or hesarukaalu usli/sundal
03/18/2017 4:53:40 PM vindhyadesai

Mung Usli

Mung beans are one of the most nutritious legumes. The most important part in cooking mung beans is it does not even need soaking. t can be cooked just like mung dal, quick and easy! Try this delicious mung usli or hesaru kaalu usli.
This mung usli can be made for breakfast or for snacks or as a side dish with thalipeeth or akki roti accompanied with shenga chutney pudi. It tastes good even with chapathi. Mung usli is a staple in North Karnataka served with bhakkri (jolada roti), palya and chutney pudi. Classic combo!

Mung usli is also made as a prasada or offering/naivedya during Ganesha Chaturthi. Freshly grated coconut added on top enhances the flavour. Like I mentioned before, this mung usli does not require soaking. A quick rinse and cook with enough water. That is all there is to it.
If not making this for prasada you can also add onions which gives a different taste. Groundnuts are also added to this usli and the nice part is they are also steamed. This gives a different sort of flavour and crunch to mung usli.
I love making uslis for breakfast, quick to make and they are protein packed which sets you up for the day. Try madike kaalu usli (moth beans usli) from FOI! More mung beans, mung dal dishes

Mung Usli | Hesarukaalu Usli | Usli Recipes
 
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Nutritious, healthy and tasty mung usli or hesarukaalu usli/sundal
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 people
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup mung beans/hesarukaalu
  • ¼ Cup groundnuts
  • ½ Tbsp oil
  • ½ Tsp mustard
  • ¼ Tsp jeera
  • A pinch of hing/asafoetida
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • Few curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ Cup freshly grated coconut
  • Chopped coriander
  • Juice of half a lime/lemon
Method
  1. Take the mung beans in a bowl. Rinse with water twice and discard it
  2. Add 2 Cups fresh water and bring to a simmering boil
  3. Once the mung beans are half cooked, add groundnuts. Add little more water if required
  4. While mung and groundnuts are cooking, make tadka with oil, mustard and jeera
  5. Add green chillies and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds
  6. To the cooked mung add salt to taste and freshly grated coconut. Mix well
  7. Next pour the tadka and mix well
  8. Add chopped coriander
  9. Squeeze in lime or lemon juice. Give a quick mix and let it steam for a minute or so
  10. Serve with freshly grated coconut on top
Notes
When making tadka add chopped onions if you want and saute till onions turn soft

Reduce grated coconut by half if you want

Mung and groundnuts can be cooked in pressure cooker as well for 3-4 whistles
Mung Usli Stepwise:
Take the mung beans in a bowl. Rinse with water twice and discard it
Add 2 Cups fresh water and bring to a simmering boil
Once the mung beans are half cooked, add groundnuts. Add little more water if required
While mung and groundnuts are cooking, make tadka with oil, mustard and jeera
Add green chillies and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds
To the cooked mung add salt to taste and freshly grated coconut. Mix well
Next pour the tadka and mix well
Add chopped coriander
Squeeze in lime or lemon juice. Give a quick mix and let it steam for a minute or so
Serve with freshly grated coconut on top

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