Mom’s Cook Book

<span lang ="en">Green Gram Usli or Sundal</span>

Green Gram Usli/Sundal

Radha K Krishnan
A tasty and nutritious side dish that can be eaten as breakfast or with rice, puttu or roti.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South Indian
Food Vegeterian



  1. Soak Green Gram overnight or for 6 hrs.
  2. Cook soaked green gram in a vessel with 2 cups water salt and turmeric till cooked.
  3. Remove from flame and drain excess water and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in a Kadai add mustard and let it splutter.
  5. Add green chillies asafoetida and a pinch of salt and mix.
  6. Add grated coconut and mix well till the coconut becomes a bit brown.
  7. Add cooked green gram and curry leaves and mix well and remove from flame.
  8. This usli can be eaten as breakfast or snack or as a side dish for rice or with roti.

Recipe Notes

Green gram can be replaced with Bengal gram, karamani/ red beans / thatta payar / brown peas / vann payar / horse gram / green peas, raw ground nut or Kabul channa. Method of preparation will be the same.