Myoga Usili


  • Myoga, finely chopped – 12~15nos
  • Channa Dhal – ½cup
  • Thoor Dhal – ½cup
  • Dry Red Chili – 10nos
  • Mustard – 1tsp
  • Sesame oil – 5tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1pinch
  • Salt – 1tsp (adjust to your taste)


  • Soak channa dhal, thoor dhal, red chili (reserve 1 for tempering) for 30min
  • Grind them into a coarse paste
  • Steam the ground paste in a pressure cooker for 10min (optional – this is done to make the process quicker and consume less oil)
  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan
  • Add mustard and allow it to splutter
  • Add dry red chili making into pieces and fry well
  • Add turmeric powder, asafoetida and mix well
  • Add myoga, salt, sauté well
  • Once it is dry add the channa dhal and thoor dhal paste after crushing them into fine pieces, mix well
  • Add rest of oil and allow it to fry at the bottom
  • Serve hot with rice


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