Moong Sprouts Usal Recipe
Give this refreshing, tasty and healthy tea time snack made of Moong Sprouts, onions, tomatoes and maharashtrian goda masala a try. Moong sprout usual can be packed into your office snack boxes or served as a salad with any meal of your choice.
Moong Sprouts Usal Recipe is a very popular Maharashtrian dish. Usal is traditionally prepared using matki or moth beans. But here is a quick, simple and delicious dish with moong sprouts that is equally delicious. This dish can be savored as a snack or as a salad along with a main course meal. You can make it into a chaat dish by adding in some papdi and chutneys to make it crispy and tangy.
Did you know: Moong Sprouts are low in calories, have good amount of fiber and B vitamins, and deliver a boost of vitamins C and K.
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- 2 cups Green Moong Sprouts
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 1 Tomato , finely chopped
- 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Ginger , paste
- 2 Lemons , juiced
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 1/2 teaspoon Maharashtrian Goda Masala
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- Salt , to taste
- 2 teaspoons Oil
How to make Moong Sprouts Usal Recipe
To begin making the Moong Sprouts Usal Recipe , heat of oil in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat; add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow it to crackle. Once the seeds have crackled add in the asafoetida and stir for a few seconds. To this add in the chopped onion, green chillies, ginger, garlic and saute until the onions turn translucent.
Once the onions have turned translucent stir in the moong sprouts, along with the chopped tomatoes, carrots and the turmeric powder, coriander powder, goda masala, along with the sugar and salt to taste. Mix to combine all the ingredients well.
Cover the pan and cook on low heat for about 4 to 5 minutes until the sprouts are slightly softened or you can keep the sprouts fresh like a salad.
Garnish the Moong Sprouts Salad with chopped coriander leaves and serve.