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Goan Vatana Usal

“ Goan vatana usal also known as patal bhaji is easy, instant, yummy and healthy. Actually there are lot of styles to make usal. Usal means semi gravy or curry made with sprouts/ beans/ grams. Usal is a dish quite famous in India usually eaten with pav or used in chaats. Dry white peas is used here for this dish. ”


1 Soak dry white peas overnight. Pressure cook them with 2 tsp salt, at one whistle only.

2 In a vessel, add 2 tbsp oil, add mustard seeds, allow to splutter. Then add curry leaves and hing.

3 Next, add and fry onions and garlic till soft and translucent. Add tomatoes and tamarind paste. Cook this mixture for 10 mins on low flame.

4 Add garam masala and cilli powder. Fry for 2 mins.

5 Mix in the boiled peas along with green chillies and turmeric powder.

6 Cook for another 10 mins. Serve hot with pav ![Bongong]

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