Oct 24, 2015

Peanut Usal / Shengdanyachi Usal

Peanut Usal or Shengdanyachi Usal is a nutritious , quick snack and healthy too.Try it out.It is simple and easy to prepare.You can enjoy with rasam rice or chapati.Non Onion recipe you can make it during fasting period too.Peanut/Groundnut is known as Shengdana in Marathi.


Ingredients
Peanut Usal
  • 1 cup Peanut/Groundnut
  • (boiled with salt in cooker)
  • Lemon juice-1tsp

Seasoning/tadka
  • Oil
  • few Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • Hing-pinch
  • Turmeric-pinch
To Grind

  • 3-5 finely chopped  green chillies
  • 2-3 tbsp grated coconut
  • Few coriander leaves
  • Salt -as per taste

Method- Mix the boiled peanuts with salt .Season with mustard seeds,jeera,chana dal,urad dal, curry leaves,turmeric and hing.Add lemon juice ,add the ground paste and mix well.Serve as snack.


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Oct 12, 2015

Chawli Usli / Black Eyed Pea Salad

Chawli Usli / Black Eyed Pea Salad is a nutritious , quick snack and healthy too.Try it out.It is simple and easy to prepare.You can enjoy with rasam rice or chapati.Non Onion recipe you can make it during fasting period too.

Chawli Usli / Black Eyed Pea Salad
Chawli Usli / Black Eyed Pea Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Chawli /Alasande Kaalu
  • (boiled)
  • Lemon juice-1tsp

Seasoning/tadka

  • Oil
  • few Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • Hing-pinch
  • Turmeric-pinch
To Grind

  • 3-5 finely chopped  green chillies
  • 2-3 tbsp grated coconut
  • Few coriander leaves
  • Salt -as per taste

Method- Mix the cooked chawli with salt .Season with mustard seeds,jeera,chana dal,urad dal, curry leaves,turmeric and hing.Add lemon juice ,add the ground paste and mix well.Serve as snack with curds or enjoy as side dish for chapati or rasam rice.


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Togari Kayi Saaru

Togari Kayi Saaru is a simple rasam variety made from fresh Togarikayi/ Green Pigeon Peas. ( Tuvar Dal -fresh version ) Nutritious and healthy , try it if you want something tangy and spicy accompaniment for rice.Togarikalu (in Kannada ) or  Tuvar Lilva is a bean variety  mostly available during winter season in India.


Togari Kayi Saaru 
Ingredients:
1 cup Fresh Togarikayi /Pigeon Peas
(cooked well)
1 tsp Jaggery
1/4 tsp Tamarind paste
Salt as per taste

For Grinding
2-3 tsp Coriander seeds
1/2-1 tsp Jeera
1/2 tsp Kala miri
2-3 Dry red chillies
3-4 tbsp Grated coconut, Fresh
1 Onion chopped
1 tomato chopped

For seasoning
1 tsp Mustard
1-2 tsp Ghee
1-2 strands Curry leaves
Hing-pinch
Turmeric-pinch


Method: Pressure cook the legumes well.Grind together the items mentioned under For Grinding.Keep it aside.Take a pan , add the ground paste to the Hurali.Add water and mix well.Let it boil for some time.Next add tamarind paste, jaggery and salt simmer for 10-15 mins.Season with the mustard ,hing and curry leaves.Enjoy hot with rice.


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