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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sprouted Black Gram Salad / Gram Usal

Salads are fast taking an important place in India's diet. People have become more fitness and nutrition conscious. There are thousands of salads recipes. Infact salads are a cook's easiest imagination. I made this sprouted black gram salad which is tasty as well as healthy. In Maharashtra this is called "usal" and why I am calling it an usal because I have chosen few ingredients from Usal's recipe. Here I am sharing the recipe with pictures.


Sprouted black gram - 2 bowls
Onion - 1 chopped in small pieces
Tomatoes - 2 medium chopped in small pieces
Green Chilly - 1 chopped
Coriander leaves - 4-5 tbs chopped
Curry leaves - 4-6
Mustard seeds - 1 tbs
Cumin Seeds- 1/2 tbs (optional)
Asafoetids - A very small pinch
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice


Parboil the sprouted gram.

In a pan, heat 2 tbs of oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and when they splutter add chopped onion, chilly and saute for two minutes.

Now add chopped tomatoes. Saute for a minute, add a small pinch of asafoetida and add parboiled gram in it.

Add salt and mix. Toss it for 5 minutes and switch off the flame. ( You can also add garam masala, amchoor powder, black pepper or any spice of your choice)

Sprinkle lemon juice just before serving and garnish with chopped coriander. Sprouted black gram salad is ready to be served.
Hope you liked it ..

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