Usal is one staple food in most of the Maharashtrian households as it is very easy to make and very nutritious as well. Sprouting tends to increase nutrient levels in the grain, legume, vegetable, nut or seed being sprouted. Sprouts are low in calories and rich in fibre, enzymes, protein, and other micro- nutrients.
Take 1 tsp whole moong, soak and cook it. Keep aside.
Take 1.5 tbsp chana, soak and cook it. Keep aside.
Take 1 tsp matki, soak and cook it. Keep aside.
Heat 2 tsp oil in a frying pan, add 1/4th tsp rai and 1/2 tsp jeera.
Once jeera and rai starts crackling, add 1.5 tsp ginger garlic paste and sauté.
Mixing continuously, add 3 tbsp chopped onions, 1/4th tsp salt, 1/4th tsp haldi, 1/2 tsp jeera powder, 1/4th tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp dhania powder and 2 tbsp chopped tomatoes.
Pouring in a little water bring it to the required consistency.
Making sure all the ingredients are mixed properly, add 1/2 cup of previously cooked mixed sprouts and1/4th tsp garam masala.
Further, sprinkle 1 tsp chopped coriander leaves.
Garnish with coriander leaf.
Serve hot with pao, chopped onions and a lemon wedge.