Matki (Moth bean) Usal is very popular in most parts of Maharshtra. This recipe is prepared differently in different parts of Maharshtra.It also is differently prepared for different occasions. Like if this is made as a part of any festive food it will be without Onion and garlic, with gravy/without gray..the combinations are many.I love the hot, spicy version.
Misal is a another very popular version of Usal. Usal topped with savoury mixture (called Sev), chopped onion and lime juice is Misal. Misal is usually served with bread buns Pav and is eaten for breakfast, lunch, teatime snack, dinner …anytime.You can find it on the menu cards of most of the Maharashtrian hotels..the smaller the hotel the better the taste. We have one small hotel..its actually an eatery near my workplace which exclusively serves Misal. People come from all corners of the town to eat this special Misal right from 8 in the morning…
So here’s hot,spicy, fiery Usal-Misal
For Usal you need:
1 cup Moth/Matki bean sprouts (You can use a mix of sprouts like Moong,Chana etc..but Moth/Matki is usually used to make Usal)