USLI: Black Gram Chaat

Here is the Recipe of traditional South Indian  Mysore special-USLI


  1. Bengal Gram – Soaked – 1 cup
  2. Grated coconut – ½ cup
  3. Ginger – 1 inch
  4. Coriander leaves – ¼ cup
  5. Green chilli – 2-3 (depending on spice level preference)
  6. Oil – 1 tsp
  7. Mustard seeds – ⅛ teaspoon
  8. Moong dal – 1tspn
  9. Asafoetida – a pinch
  10. Turmeric Powder – ⅛ teaspoon
  11. Curry Leaves – 5-6 leaves
  12. Salt – as per taste
  13. Salad (Optional)


  1. Soak Whole Bengal Gram overnight for at least 6-8hours
  2. In a Pressure cooker,  add salt , water 1/2 cup and pressure cook till about 15-20minutes
  3. Coarsely grind coconut, ginger, coriander and green chillies.
  4. In a pan, add oil and temper mustard seeds, moong dal.
  5. Add a pinch of hing, turmeric powder and add curry leaves and saute for a while. Further add the pressure cooked bengal gram with the leftover water in the cooker and mix well.
  6. Then add the coarsely ground mixture and add salt
  7. Mix well at high temperature and cook until dry.
  8. Serve with rice, roti or as a snack.


Nutrition Information:

  • Bengal Gram is powerful in Protein , has a good amount of Iron, Calcium, folic acid and fiber


  • Kala Chana is Gluten Free that also helps to control diabetes
  • High in Protein is amazing full meal for weight watchers and body building champs 


Caution and Warning:

  • Over eating may cause indigestion