Goan Kala Vatana Usal - Black Eyed Peas Curry

Goan Kala Vatana Usal - Black Eyed Peas Curry

Tried out a goan version of Kala Vatana Usal ate with Rice Flour Pooris (tandalachya wade). Kala Vatana usal is easy, instant, yummy and healthy. Actually there are lot of styles to make usal. Now lemme explain to all of them who do not know what is kala vatana? kala vatana are black eyed peas which are dark brown / blackish in color and usal means  semi gravy Or curry made with sprouts/ beans/ grams in India.

Usal is a dish quite famous in India usually eaten with pav Or wade. I have actually modified the dish which I am very good at. I have used sprouted black eyed peas and sprouted green mung bean for my usal. Sprouted gram always gives an extra boost factor to your health. Please find the recipe of how to make sprouts at home below.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 boiled potato (optional)
  • 1 cup black eyed peas sprouted
  • ½ cup green mung bean sprouted
  • 125 gms desiccated coconut flakes
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp curry leaf powder
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped finely
  • 1 t/s asofoetida (hing)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • few coriander leaves
  • salt as per taste
Read the whole recipe on Flavors of Mumbai