Monday, July 9, 2012

Kirlaile Mooga Usli ( Seasoned Sprouted Mung Bean)

Kirlaile Mooga Usli is a healthy breakfast. It is rich in protein and very easy to make. In Konkani, kirlaile moogu means sprouted green gram. 

  • Sprouted Green gram or Moong 2 cups
  • Potato, small- 1 (optional)
  • Green chilli- 2-3
  • Asafoetida- 2 pinches
  • Grated Coconut, Fresh/frozen- 1-2 Tbsp
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- Few
  • Salt- To taste


Soak the green gram overnight. Then strain the water and put in a container and cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warmer place for another day or two. Green gram sprouts are ready. 

Now transfer the sprouted green gram in a cooker along with chopped potatoes, adding water (just enough to soak them) 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). Allow it to cool and then strain the excess water, if any.

Then heat oil in a kadai and then add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add chopped green chillies and fry for few seconds. Then add curry leaves and asafetida and stir well. Then add the cooked sported green gram and potato mixture. Mix gently and finally add grated coconut. When everything gets mixed and comes together, turn off the heat (don't over mix the cooked sprouts, as it might get mushy). Kirlaile Mooga Usli is ready!!

Serve it hot. Above measurement serves two people. You can also serve it with Teek Phovu.


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