Vaal ki Usal

Vaal ki Usal

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A popular, easy to make Maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to the usal. Vaal provides you the much needed protein, calcium and folic acid. Serve this usal with hot Palak aur Chawal ki Roti, page...

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Vaal ki Usal recipe - How to make Vaal ki Usal

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Serves 4.
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  1. Soak the kokums in 2 tablespoons of water and leave aside for 10 to 15 minutes. Purée the soaked kokums in a blender to get a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the asafoetida, curry leaves and ginger and sauté for a few seconds.
  3. Add the onions and sauté till they turn translucent.
  4. Add the vaal and 1 cup of water. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the turmeric powder, kokum paste, jaggery, chilli powder, coriander and salt and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.

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Nutrient values per serving
Amt82 gm
Energy187 kcal
Protein10.6 gm
Cho32.5 gm
Fat1.6 gm
Vit A218.8 mcg
Vit C7.7 mg
Calcium48.9 mg
Iron1.5 mg
F. Acid2.0 mcg
Fibre0.8 gm

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