Mugachi Usal Recipe -Spicy Moong Sprouted Sabzi

A popular, healthy and delicious Maharashtrian Recipe made of sprouted moong dal. Serve it with pav for a wholesome breakfast or pack for your office lunch box along with phulka and salad.

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Mugachi Usal Recipe -Spicy Moong Sprouted Sabzi
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Mugachi Usal Recipe is one staple food in a Maharashtrian home. This recipe is made from moong sprouts that are steamed and given a tadka with green chillies, ginger and coconut. Moong dal is high in protein and this recipe is a quick and simple recipe that you can make. Moong sprouts are also low in calories, have fiber and B vitamins, and deliver a boost of vitamins C and K.

Follow this link How to make Sprouts at Home to make sprouts easily at home.

Serve Mugachi Usal along with PhulkasPunjabi Bhindi Kadhi and  Kachumber Salad Recipe With Cucumber, Onion & Tomatoes for a weekday lunch or dinner.

If you are looking for more Maharashtrian recipes here are some : 

  1. Maharashtrian Amti Recipe
  2. Broccoli & Bell Pepper Zunka Recipe
  3. Maharashtrian Karanji Recipe (Gujiya) - A Delicious Diwali Sweet


Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Green Moong Sprouts
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , grated
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • Salt , to taste
  • Water , as required
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies

How to make Mugachi Usal Recipe -Spicy Moong Sprouted Sabzi

  1. To begin making the Mugachi Usal recipe heat a flat skillet with oil, splutter the mustard seeds and jeera. Then sprinkle a pinch of hing.

  2. Place the moong sprouts in the pressure cooker. Add the salt, turmeric powder, and salt and 1/4 cup of water and pressure cooker for 3 whistles and turn off the heat.

  3. Heat oil in a skillet pan over medium heat. Add the mustard and cumin and allow it to crackle. Stir in the curry leaves, green chillies, ginger, coconut and cooked moong sprouts. Stir well until combined.

  4. Once the mugachi usal is combined well, check the taste and adjust the salt accordingly and turn off the heat.

  5. Serve Mugachi Usal along with PhulkasPunjabi Bhindi Kadhi and  Kachumber Salad Recipe With Cucumber, Onion & Tomatoes for a weekday lunch or dinner.