Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mooga gashi (Sprouted Green gram Curry)

Moogu in Konkani means Green gram. Mooga gashi is a coconut based  Sprouted green gram curry. Along with the sprouts we can add Tender jackfruit/ Bamboo shoots/ Suran (yam)/ Potatoes. I have used Bamboo shoots. Mooga gashi is a protein rich curry. This curry is common for special occasions in temples of Udupi and Mangalore. 

  • Green gram/ Moong - 2/3 cup
  • Bamboo shoots- 1/4 of a can (50-75g)
  • Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen- 2/3 cup
  • Roasted Red chillies- 5
  • Tamarind- A small ball (gooseberry sized)
  • Oil- 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek/ Methi- 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves- few
  • Salt- To taste

Soak the green gram overnight. Then put these soaked green gram in a muslin cloth. Tie it tightly and keep in a warmer place for another day. Green gram sprouts are ready.

Cut the bamboo shoots into small pieces.Take the green gram sprouts and bamboo shoots in a cooker with sufficient water. Add salt to it. Then cook it without weight for 15 minutes.For the masala- grind coconut, red chilli and tamarind. Make a smooth paste by adding required amount of water.Then add this masala to the cooked sprouts and bring it to a boil. Continue cooking further for 5-7 minutes so that the rawness of the masala goes off. Turn off the heat.

Now for the seasoning- Heat oil and then add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add fenugreek/methi seeds and fry for a minute. Then add curry leaves. Turn off the heat and add this to the curry and mix well. Mooga gashi is ready. It goes well with Rice,Chapathi, idli. Above measurement is for serving three people.

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