Moonga Gaathi

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 kg - sprouted green gram (moong)
  • 6 green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 1 coconut
  • 1 marble sized ball - tamarind
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - roasted coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - asafoetida (hing)
  • 7 to 8 curry leaves
  • oil for seasoning
  • jaggery to taste
  • salt to taste

How to Make Moonga Gaathi

  • In a deep saucepan, cover the sprouted moong with sufficient water.
  • Add the slit green chillies and cook on medium heat till soft.
  • Grate the coconut.
  • Take the first and the second extraction from half the grated coconut.
  • Grind the other half with the tamarind and turmeric powder.
  • Add this ground coconut mix, along with coriander powder, salt and jaggery to the cooked moong and bring to a boil.
  • Add the coconut milk.
  • Take off the heat and keep aside.
  • In a small vessel, heat a little oil.
  • When hot, add the mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves and pour this into the moong.
  • Mix well and serve hot.