Recipe for Mixed Dal Usal

This is a Recipe for preparing at home healthy and nutritious typical Maharashtrian Style Kaddhanya chi Usal or Mixed Dal Usal. This Teen Kaddhanya chi Usal is an authentic Maharashtrian mixed pulses dish, which is prepared using three types of  lentils.

2 Cups mixed Red Chana, Moong and Matki (clean and sprouted)

For Tadka
4 Table spoon Oil
½ Tea spoon Mustard
½ Tea spoon Cumin seeds
¼ Tea spoon Asafetida
½ Tea spoon Turmeric powder
1 Tea spoon Chili powder
1 Tea spoon Cumin-Coriander powder
½ Cup Coconut (shredded)
½ Cup Coriander leaves

Boil sprouted pulses separately till soft. Each variety takes different length of time. Drain all. Heat Oil; add Cumin seeds, Mustard and Asafetida. Put in boiled pulses and add Chili, Turmeric and Cumin-Coriander powder. Add Salt and Sugar. Cook till well blended and dry. Sprinkle Coconut and Coriander leaves. Serve with Chapattis.

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