Sunday, March 22, 2009

Usli/Sprout Salad/Sprout kosambari


Kaalu Usli/Sprout Salad
Sprouts are known for their nutrition. Almost any variety of whole lentils, beans can be sprouted with moisture and little heat. Here is a very colorful Sprout Usli which is healthy, tasty and extremely simple..

You need:
1 cup of mixed sprouts( I have used moong sprouts and channa dal sprouts)
1 serano pepper slit ( or use a regular green chilly)
1tbsp lime juice
1tbsp grated fresh coconut
a pinch of jeera powder
To season:
1tsp oil, 1tsp mustard seeds, 1/2tsp urad dal, 1/2 tsp channa dal, a pinch of turmeric
In a pan, prepare the seasoning and when this cools, add the fresh sprouts, coconut, lime juice and jeera powder and toss well till it is well coated. Serve this with other veggies or eat as is..

To sprout: Soak moong dal, whole channa dal overnight with clean water. In the morning, drain and place this in a dark vessel. Cover this with a wet tissue paper or wet muslin cloth. Keep it in a dark warm place for atleast 10hrs. Refrigerate the sprouts and use as needed.

20 comments:

A_and_N said...

Super healthy! :)

Madhumathi said...

Very nice salad recipe using sprouts..I love eating sprouts :)

Ashwini said...

Nice and healthy..

Vibaas said...

i love this. my friend from karnataka gave me this recipe. looks so yummy.

Varsha Vipins said...

Healthy Kosambari..Lovely click Paru..:)

Sanghi said...

Lovely sundal..:)

Deepa Hari said...

Thats a very healthy and delicious kosambari Paru.

Cham said...

Simple but very delicous one!

Vani said...

Very healthy! Kosambari looks great! These days I buy sprouts from my Indian grocer. They sell them in little ziploc bags. Helpful, alva?

sunshinemom said...

Superb salad! I don't like sprouts and have them like medicine:), but the coconut garnish will definitely make it appetizing for me:)

Usha said...

Very healthy and yum salad !

Priti said...

Looks yum and healthy...love to have this

DEESHA said...

I llove usli .. soo healthy

LG said...

kadalekalu usli is our all time favorite too..

Archy said...

healthy kosambari !! love at any time.. looks gud with sprouts !!

Anu said...

Healthy recipe! I love kosambaris :)

Kumudha said...

So many yummy traditional recipes in this blog.

Thanks for sharing delicious recipes...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hi Paru, first time here... Nice space you have here... Sprouts salad looks great and sounds healthy... Shall keep coming for more...

prathibha said...

HEALTHY kosambari...

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