Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mooga Thoy (Green gram Curry)

Mooga Thoy is a simple konkani dish. It is healthy as well as very easy to prepare. I got this recipe from my amma. Enjoy this protein-rich dish.

  • Green gram or Moong- 1/2 cup
  • Potato, small- 1
  • Green chilli- 2-3
  • Asafoetida- 2 pinches
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 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. You can as well just soak the green gram for 4-6 hours and use it to make this dish without the sprouts.

Now transfer the soaked green gram with/without sprouts in a cooker along with chopped potatoes, adding water as required and salt to taste. Cook this for one whistle (green gram cooks very fast and hence you can turn off the heat before the whistle blows, in order to prevent it from overcooking).
Once it is cooked, add slit green chillies and asafoetida. Add water, if required to gain the right consistency (I made it medium thick). Bring this to a boil and turn off the heat.

For seasoning- Heat oil and then add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves. Turn off the heat and add this to the curry and mix well. Mooga Thoy is ready!!

Serve it hot with rice. Above measurement serves 2-3 people.

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