Take 200 gm of mixed sprouts in a bowl or pan. Then rinse the sprouts very well. You can also use a fine strainer to rinse the sprouts.
Add the rinsed sprouts in the pressure cooker along with 2 cups of water.
On a medium flame, pressure cook the sprouts for 3 to 4 whistles or 6 to 7 minutes or till they are cooked completely. If you do not have a pressure cooker, then cook the sprouts in a pan with enough water. Cooking sprouts in a pan will take a longer time to cook. Once sprouts are cooked reserve the stock for the usal.
preparing mixed sprouts usal
Heat 1.5 tablespoon of oil in a pan.
Add sliced garlic and saute for a minute on a low flame.
Next add chopped onions and saute on low flame, till they become translucent.
Then add chopped tomatoes and chopped green chilies.
Also add turmeric powder, coriander powder, goda masala and a generous pinch of asafoetida. If you don't have goda masala then add garam masala powder.
Mix the spices very well with the onion-tomato mixture on a low flame.
Then add the boiled sprouts along with the stock. Mix very well.
Now pour 1 cup water.
Season with salt as per taste.
Simmer usal for 4 to 5 mins on low flame till it bubbles.
Then add 1 tablespoon of chopped coriander leaves.
Cover and cook for a minute on a low flame.
Remove the lid, add 1/4 cup of fresh grated coconut and mix well.
Stir well and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes more.
By now the usal will start thickening. Then switch off the gas.
While serving, sprinkle usal with 1 tablespoon of chopped onion and some lime wedges. Serve mix sprouts usal with pav or roti.
Spices can be added less or more as per your requirements.