Kala Vatana Usal Bhaji Recipe

Kala Vatana Usal is a special and delicious dish prepared in Konkan region of Maharashtra. Kala vatana usal is a lentil dish. Black peas are cooked in a onion, tomatoes along with spices. It can be eaten with chapati or plain rice Kala vatana is a good source of minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein--all with virtually no fat.

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1 Tbsp(13.0 gm) Kala Vatana
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3 Tbsp(24.0 gm) Onion(Chopped)
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1/3 Cup(51.0 gm) Tomato(Chopped)
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1 Tsp(0.92 gm) Coriander Leaves(Chopped)
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2 Tsp(10.0 gm) Ginger Garlic Paste
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1/4 Tsp(0.54 gm) Red Chilly
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1/4 Tsp(0.6 gm) Haldi
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1/4 Tsp(0.37 gm) Garam Masala
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1/2 Tsp(0.82 gm) Dhania Powder
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1/4 Tsp(0.44 gm) Jeera Powder
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5 No.(0.55 gm) Kadi Patta
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1/2 Tsp(0.59 gm) Jeera
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1/4 Tsp(0.93 gm) Rai
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1/4 Tsp(1.0 gm) Salt
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2 Tsp(7.0 ml) Oil
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As Required(125.0 ml) Water
  • First, boil and cook 1/4th cup of kala vatana or black gram.

  • Then in a pan, heat 2 tsp oil.

  • Add 1/8th tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp jeera and add 5 leaves of kadi patta to the crackling oil.

  • Add 2 tsp ginger garlic paste, 2.5 tbsp of chopped onion and 2.5 tbsp of chopped tomatoes.

  • Saute the ingredients well.

  • Next, add 1/4th tsp haldi, 1/2 tsp each of jeera and dhania powder, 1/4th tsp garam masala powder and 1/4th tsp red chilli powder.

  • Mix well and add a little water.

  • Add the cooked kala vatana.

  • Add 1/8th tsp salt and saute well.

  • Finally, garnish with 1 tsp chopped coriander leaves.