Saturday, September 17, 2011

Whole Green moong curry for "LIFE IS GREEN"

This is a very easy dish to make and I make it quite often especially when my mind runs out of dinner ideas.Everyone is making a conscious effort to eat healthy,so it is a welcome idea to have pulses in your daily diet :)
Green moong/mung beans/sirupayir is easy and quick to cook as compared to the other dried pulses which need to be soaked over night or for atleast a few hours!

Preparation time : 40 minutes
Serves 2 persons generously

You need
Green moong soaked for half hour 1 cup
Oil 2 tablespoons
Garam masala whole(cardamoms, cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves) 3 of each
Onion 1 large chopped finely
Tomato 2 medium chopped finely
Ginger garlic paste 1 and half tsp
Green Chilli 1 no. slit lengthwise at the top
Garam powder 1 tsp
Dhaniya powder 1/2tsp
Sambar powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water as required to pressure cook the moong beans
Cilantro/Coriander leaves chopped

  • In a pressure cooker, cook the whole moong until soft with a little salt to taste.This will take about 15 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, heat oil, add the whole garam masala, once that splutters, add the onions.Fry them until soft.
  • Next add the ginger garlic paste and tomatos along with the green chillies.
  • Once the tomato mashes(to quicken this mashing add a half tsp of salt and cover the vessel) add the masala powders and fry well until oil leaves the sides.
  • Next add the cooked green moong beans and add as much water as you need and salt to taste.
  • Cover and cook until the moong has cooked well in the masala gravy.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve hot with hot puris or chapathis.
This recipe goes to the  Life is green Event.

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