Black gram usli

Kapoor Sanjeev, June 3, 2014

Serving Size: 3

Ingredients:

  1. Black Bengal gram – 1 1/2 cup (soaked in water for 4 – 5 hours)
  2. Sugar / Jaggery – 1 tsp
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Cooking soda – a pinch
  5. Amchur powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Shredded coconut – 1/2 cup

 

For  Masala powder:

 

  1. Oil – 2 tsp
  2. Cloves 3 – 4
  3. Cinnamon sticks –  2
  4. Red chillies – 3 (adjust according to taste)
  5. Bengal gram dal – 3 tsp
  6. Black gram dal – 1 1/2 tsp
  7. Coriander seeds – 2 tsp
  8. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  9. Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  10. Asafoetida – a pinch
  11. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  12. Curry leaves 1 – 2 strands

 

Directions:

  1. Wash the soaked Bengal gram and cook it in a pressure cooker with sufficient water and a pinch of cooking soda for 3 whistles.

 

  1. Take the cooked Bengal gram out and drain the water.

 

  1. Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a thick bottomed pan and add the masala ingredients one by one and roast them.
  2. Make a coarse powder out of it. Add shredded coconut and blend it for few seconds.

 

  1. Heat rest of the oil in the same pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add cooked gram, prepared powder, salt, amchur powder(Mango powder) , sugar, 4 – 5 curry leaves and little water.
  2. Cook it for few minutes to get a proper consistency.

 

  1. Your healthy snack is ready for eating. Also, it can be used as a side dish with Roti or Chapatti.
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