Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Sprouted Green gram(Moong) gravy/ Muga Gaathi

Muga gathi as it is called in konkani is a famous vegeterian whole moong dish which you would find in any religious functions specially Ganesh Chaturthi.This is a favourite amongst almost all Goans :) Apart from being tasty, this dish is very very healthy as it is made out of sprouts.So if you have never tasted sprouts other than in salads it is time to try this out..

Ingredients -
whole moong sprouts(2 cups)
freshly grated coconut(1 cup)
red chillies(2-3)
turmeric powder(1/2 tspn)
tamarind extract/paste(1/2 tspn)
coriander seeds(1/4 tspn)
black peppercorns(2)
mustard seeds(1/4 tspn)
curry leaves/kadi patta
salt to taste
jaggery(1/2 tspn)

Method -
Soak whole moong overnight.Next day morning place them in a muslin cloth,tie it close for the entire day.Again soak them in water for overnight.In this way you will get sprouted moong the next day morning.
The above procedure can be followed to make sprouts at home or you can buy it.I prefer making at home.
Pressure cook the sprouts till soft.
Grind to a fine paste-coconut,haldi powder,red chillies,tamarind paste,coriander seeds,cloves and peppercorns.
Heat some ghee in a non-stick kadai.
Add hing,mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Add the above ground mixture.Then put in the cooked sprouts.
Add jaggery and salt as per taste.
Let it cook for about 2 minutes.
Serve hot moong sprouts gravy with chapati/puri or steamed rice :-)

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