Madike kalu

Madike kalu


Sprouted lentils or bean sprouts are called Madaki or matki kaalu. It is also called usali or usal. The process of sprouting takes about 2-3 days.


Molake kaalu playa is one of the easiest, delicious and healthiest side dish. This has been my all time favorite, not only because it saves lot of time also Sprouts have long been famous as “health food.” Recent research shows that in addition to being a superb source of nutrients, sprouts also have curative properties. Research shows that sprouts are a veritable fountain of youth. Sprouts abound with antioxidants, they are full of protein, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

To sprout it at home, soak matki overnight in water and tie in cheese cloth and place in warm place in a closed vessel for a day – i e 24 hours. Sprout makers too are available in market.

Typically Served With

Chapatis, Phulka or Rottis