Hesara Kalu Usli

In one of my previous posts you saw how to make bean sprouts. I had a big batch of these sprouts, so I made these Usli. You can eat usli as is, or with bread, chapathi, rice and sambar as a side dish. OK, you can eat it anyway you want, but here comes the recipe for the same. I have to mention, we used to eat this with Jolada Roti when we were in Bijapur. So yummy.


  1. 3 cups bean spouts cooked for 1 whistle in the pressure cooker.
  2. 5 green chillies.
  3. 1/4 cup freshly grated coconut.
  4. 6 curry leaves.
  5. 5 tsp finely chopped cilantro.
  6. 2 tsp Oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds, pinch of hing, 1 tsp Haldi for seasoning.
  7. Salt to taste.
  8. 2 tsp lemon juice.


Pressure cook for one whistle the sprouts. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves, and haldi. Next, add the cooked sprouts. Mix well. Add salt, coconut. Mix well and keep stirring for a few minutes.

Just before serving add the cilantro and also lemon juice.

Sprouts Usli

Here is a link for making bean sprouts:

  1. How to make bean sprouts.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by meeraghu on December 21, 2007 at 9:08 am

    Hi Asha,
    Try adding coconut next time you make this dish. It really tastes so good.


  2. Whenever I make Majjige Huli , I make this as a side dish (without coconut). Tastes so good. I will try your way next time!:)


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