Kolhapuri Usa/Misal

(Sprouted Moth Beans cooked in Spicy Gravy of Onion, Coconut and Kolhapuri Misal Masala)

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20-30 mins
Serves: 4-6
Recipe Source: One Hot Stove

1 cup Dry Matki/Moth Beans, soaked overnight and sprouted
1 large Potato, peeled and cut into 1 cm cubes
1 large Onion, finely chopped
½ cup raw/roasted Peanuts
1 tsp Tamarind Paste
1-2 tbsp Jaggery/Brown Sugar
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste

For Kolhapuri Masala/Chutney Paste:
1 large Onion, finely chopped
½ cup grated coconut, fresh/frozen
1 heaped tbsp Kolhapuri Masala/Chutney (Adjust acc to taste)
½-1 tbsp Oil

For Tadka:
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
Few Curry Leaves
¼ tsp Hing/Asafoetida (Optional)
1-2 tbsp Oil
First prepare Kolhapuri Masala/Chutney paste. Heat oil in a pan and add finely chopped onion. Sauté the onion till it turn golden brown. Then add grated coconut and Kolhapuri masala and sauté till the coconut turns golden brown. Cool this mixture and then grind to smooth paste adding little water at time. Keep it aside until needed.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it. When it starts to pop and splutter, add cumin seeds, hing and curry leaves. Sauté till cumin turns golden and then add chopped onions to it.
When onions turn translucent, add peanuts, sprouts, potato, turmeric powder, ground Kolhapuri masala paste and salt. Keep stirring for couple of minutes till the masala is evenly spread.
Now add 5-6 cups of water and cook in medium flame. When curry starts to boil, simmer the heat and cook till the sprouts turn tender and potatoes are cooked thoroughly.
Mix in tamarind paste and jaggery and simmer for few more minutes for all the flavours to blend well. Adjust the seasonings before serving this delicious Misal.
To Assemble Misal:
Ingredients needed:
Finely chopped Onion, tomato & Coriander Leaves
Lime/Lemon Wedges
Farsan or any Spicy Mixture or Chips
Pav or White Bread Slices
Take an individual bowl/plate and add 2 ladles full of Usal. Drizzle Kat depending on how spicy you like, yogurt, finely chopped onion, tomato and coriander leaves on top of Usal. Then add little bit of farsan/spicy mixture/crushed potato chips and serve this along lime/lemon wedges and slices of white bread/Pav.

Use dry desiccated coconut if fresh/frozen coconut is not available.
Use Green Moong Beans if Matki/Moth beans are not available. Make sure that you use the sprouted beans.
For delicious, fulfilling meal/diet idea, serve simple Usal with a cup of cold Yogurt.
You can use combination of Garlic paste + Coriander powder + Cumin powder + Red Chilli powder + Garam masala in place of Kolhapuri Masala (Tip by Nupur).