Black Gram Usal Dry 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.

Nutritional info

  • 1.5 gm
  • 4.5 gm
    Total Fat
  • 7.1 gm
  • 2.6 mg
    Vitamin C
  • 18.5 mg
  • 82.9 kcal
  • 0.7 mg
  • 43.7 mcg
    Vitamin A
1.0 Tbsp(13.0 gm) Whole Urad
3.0 Chopped Tbsp(24.0 gm) Onion
1/3 Chopped Cup(51.0 gm) Tomato
1.0 Chopped Tsp(0.92 gm) Coriander Leaves
2.0 Tsp(10.0 gm) Ginger Garlic Paste
1/4 Powder Tsp(0.54 gm) Red Chilly
1/4 Tsp(0.6 gm) Haldi
1/4 Tsp(0.37 gm) Garam Masala
1/2 Tsp(0.82 gm) Dhania Powder
1/4 Tsp(0.44 gm) Jeera Powder
5.0 Number(0.55 gm) Kadi Patta
1/4 Tsp(0.59 gm) Jeera
1/4 Tsp(0.93 gm) Rai
1/4 Tsp(1.0 gm) Salt
2.0 Tsp(7.0 ml) Oil
1/2 Cup(125.0 ml) Water
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan.

  • Add 1/4 tsp rai, 1/2 tsp jeera and add 5 leaves of kadi patta to the crackling oil.

  • Add 2 tsp ginger garlic paste, 3 tbsp of chopped onion and 1/3 cup chopped tomatoes.

  • Saute the ingredients well.

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

  • Mix well and add a little water.

  • Add the cooked kala vatana.

  • Add 1/4 tsp salt and saute well.

  • Finally, garnish with 1 tsp chopped coriander leaves.