March 19, 2008

Usali/Usal palya


Ingredients:
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 pinch asafetida
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
(above tempering items are all optional)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 chopped onion
2 cups sprouted usal
salt
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp powdered jaggery
1 tsp garam masala

preparation:

1. Cook sprouted usal in cooker. Add oil, salt and very little water to it and cook.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add all tempering items (mustard seeds, asafetida and turmeric powder) in it one by one
3. Saute onions till they are tender.
4. Add usal to it.
5. Add red chilli powder, garam masala and jaggery.
And mix well.garnish it with coriander leaves.

Serve with rotis/chapatis

Now, here's the different and easier method of making this dish with the basic ingredients:

1. Cook sprouted usal in cooker. Add oil, salt and very little water to it and cook.
2. when the cooker is till hot(but pressure is reduced), add garam masala, red chili powder, jaggery and salt to usal.
3. Close the lid of the cooker again and keep it for 15 mins (let the jaggery melt) and then mix. Done!!


tips:

1. Left over usal can also be added to mumra(kurmura). Add a tsp of lemon juice, chopped coriander leaves and chopped tomatoes to it.This is your Quick bhel recipe.

2. Or you can add yogurt to it and eat it like usal bharta. It goes well with chapatis/rotis. I love this bharta a lot :)