Showing posts with label whole moong. Show all posts
Showing posts with label whole moong. Show all posts

Friday, January 17, 2020

Simple Green Gram Curry

This Green Gram Curry is a simple and yummy curry. This curry goes well with all the main dishes.
We do prepare this Green Gram Curry very often,


As I said it is easy, simple, quick and needs very minimum ingredients.
I have used Green Gram /Whole moong, tomatoes, garam masala, rasam powder.
I prepared this curry for having Kuhbz a type of roti. This Kahbz or Kubz is brought all the way from Dubai by our close friend Pushpa Talitaya. This is a bring back memory of eating Kuhbz after some years.
Kuhbz is normally baked in clay oven and it is the traditional dish from Middle easy, Iran, Lebanon.

No Onion or No Garlic Dish.


Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :

To Cook
Whole moong/Green Gram : 1 Cup
Tomatoes : 2 to 3
Potatoes : 2 (Medium sized)
Methi Seeds : 1/4 tsp
To Add :
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 Tsp
Rasam Powder : 1 Tsp
Green chilly : 2
Ginger : An inch
Salt : As required
Butter ; 1 Tbs
To Season :
Cooking Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Jeera /Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry leaves : 6 to 8

Method :

1. Wash and soak whole moong for 4 to 5 hours or you can cook them without soaking.
2. Wash and cut tomatoes, green chilly, coriander leaves and curry leaves.
3. Wash and peel off ginger outer layer and grate ginger and keep it aside.
4. Wash and cut potatoes with its skin and keep it aside.
5. Keep a pressure cooker on the fire and put whole moong, cut potatoes, slit green chilly and 1/4 tsp of methi seeds.
6. Add required water and cook it for 6 to 8 minutes. Leave it for cooling.
7. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a tablespoon of cooking oil, mustard seeds.
8. Let it splutter. Add jeera and curry leaves. Add cut tomatoes, Grated ginger and fry nicely.
9. Add garam masala powder and rasam powder. Add little turmeric powder.
10. Stir nicely and add required salt. Add cooked moong and potatoes.
11. Add required water and cook nicely for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in between.
12. Shift the ready Green Gram curry to a serving dish, add cut coriander leaves and butter.
13. Serve with rotis, chapatis, poori or even dosas.
14. We had this Green Gram Curry with Kabz, a type or roti You get in Dubai.

Note : 

Soaking whole moong helps the moong to cook well and good nutritious too. Adding more spices is optional. Adding butter is optional. Adding more chilly is optional. Soaking whole moong is optional. You can cook whole moong without cooking also.
Time : Soaking time 4 hours + cooking time 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Bottle gourd + Whole Moong Curry

Bottle gourd  + Whole moong curry is mild spicy curry and it is very easy to prepare with minimum time. It is very simple and healthy curry.


I have used Whole Moong, toor dal and bottle gourd. Mango tokku  (chutney is used for making the curry bit spicy.
It is very simple dal with vegetable and the Whole Moong.
Whole Moong provides loads of proteins to our body. Bottle gourd helps the body to be cool and takes care of blood pressure and control it. It is filled with lots of minerals and vitamins. It is fiber rich and helps the people who are in trouble with constipation.
No Onion or No garlic is added to this Bottle Gourd + Whole Moong Curry.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

To cook :
Whole Moong : 1 Cup
Bottle Gourd : 1 Bowl
Toor dal : 1/4 Cup

To Add :
Mango Tokku : 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder : A little
Green chilly : 1
Ginger : 1 Teaspoon (Grated)
Salt : As required
Coriander leaves

Seasoning :
Cooking Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspooon
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8

Method :

1. Wash and soak whole moong for over night. Or 4 to 5 hours.
2. Wash and slit green chilly and peel off the skin of ginger. Wash it again and grate it.
3. Wash and peel off the skin of bottle gourd and cut into small pieces. (Desired size).


4.Now put washed toor dal, soaked whole moong, cut bottle gourd in a pressure cooker.


5. Cook with required water. Let it get cool.
6. Open the lid, add slit green chilly, mango tokku, salt, grated ginger and mix it well.


8. Cook on medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.



9 Shift the curry to a serving dish and add seasoning.


10. Serve for lunch, dinner or even with idli and dosa.




Note :

 You can cook bottle gourd separately. Use of pressure cooker is optional.
Adding only one green chilly since mango tokku is spicy.  Adding more chilli is optional.
Adding any other spice is optional. Soaking whole moong is optional. You can cook directly.
Time : 25 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 5.



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Gulla - Sprouted Moong Curry

Gulla a type of brinjal from a place called Mattu near Udupi, is a special variety of brinjal. The seeds of this special brinjal has been given from Shree Guru Vadirajaru to people of Mattu. I have written about it in one of my blog page. Here is one more dish which I have tried it with this special Variety of Brinja and is known as Mattina Gulla.


I have used Sprouted Whole Moong, Gulla, and sambar powder which is prepared at home and added mustard , methi/fenugrik seeds seasoning with coconut oil.
Gulla - Sprouted Moong Curry goes well with all the main dishes and you can prepare this curry for festivals or feast. There is no Onion or Garlic in this curry.

Things Needed :

To cook :
Gulla /Udupi Special Brinjal : 2
Sprouted Whole Moong : 1 Small Cup

To Grind :
Coconut : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Curry Powder : 2 to 3 Teaspoons

To Add :
Tamarind pulp : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A pinch
Oil : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground coconut mixture

Seasoning done in Coconut Oil :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Methi seeds : 3 to 4
Ingh : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6


Method :

1. Wash and cut gulla /brinjal in to small pieces.


2. Cook sprouted whole moong and keep it aside. Soak a small marble size tamarind in hot water and squeeze out the pulp after 5 minutes.
3. Grate coconut and grind it with curry powder./Huli pudi.


4. Now keep a pan on the fire and put brinjal pieces in it. Add water, little coconut oil and turmeric powder.
5. Cook till the gulla pieces are soft.

6. Add cooked moong and mix it well.

7. Add tamarind pulp and required salt. Mix it nicely.

8. Add ground coconut mixture and mix it. Let it boil for 3 to 4 minutes.

9. Shift the curry to a serving dish and add mustard seeds, 2 to 4 methi seeds, ingh, curry leaves seasoning done in coconut oil.

10. Serve as one of the dish during lunch or dinner.
Note :
Soaking brinjal pieces in plain water helps to remove the bitterness in it. Adding oil and turmeric helps the pieces to retain the colour. (It does not turn as black). Home made curry powder adds to the taste. You can use any brand sambar powder instead of home made curry powder. Use of coconut oil is optional.  This is one of the traditional dish of brahmin and I do not use onions or garlic in my curry.
I had some sprouted moong already and cooked with little water.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4.

To get good sprouted moong you need to follow these steps:


Wash and soak whole moong for over night. Take out the water completely and put the moong in a towel /handkerchief and tie it slightly. Keep sprinkling water on the towel. It starts to sprout nicely. You can use this for preparing juice, salad and curries.

Curry Powder or Huli powder./ಹುಳಿ ಪುಡಿ

Dry roast or fry with a teaspoon of oil :
Methi seeds/Fenugrik seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Channa dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander seeds : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Jeera /Cumin Seeds :1/2 Teaspoon
Cinnamon piece : A very small piece.
Dry roast or fry them one by one and dry grind it when it cools down.

Note : Fried mixture will not stay for long. It starts to smell. So better to dry roast and use.

You can also use the whole moong with out soaking or sprouted. Just wash and cook. (Optional). Use of sprouted moong is always healthy.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cabbage - Whole Moong -Moth Bean Curry

Cabbage - whole moong - Moth Bean/Madake Kaalu curry is a gravy dish. It goes well with almost all the main dishes.

have used Whole Moong, toor dal and cabbage. The combination of whole moong and cabbage mixes well and gives a good aroma. Toor dal helps to bind the curry nicely. Eating pulses during winter is one of the good healthy habits. Pulses helps to keep your body strong and war,
Let us see some health benefits of eating  " Cabbage " in our diet.
Cabbage is rich source of Vitamin C and good antioxidants and helps to reduces free radicals in our body. It is also good for treating ulcers, depression, immune system boosting. Cabbage has good amount of fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation. Cabbage contain good amount of sulfur and it helps to fight against infections and wounds. It contain anti-inflammatory properties and eating cabbage helps in reducing the inflammation irritation, allergies, joint pain and some skin disorders. Cabbage reduces the high blood pressure and promotes good eye health.
No Onions OR No Garlic is used in this "Cabbage -Whole Moong Curry". It is simple and easy. It is healthy and suits to all age group. Goes well with almost all the main dishes.
Let us see the recipe Now :

To Cook :

Whole Moong/Hesaru Kaalu : 1 Cup
Moth Bean/Madake Kaalu : 1/2 Cup
Toor Dal : 1 Handful
Cabbage : 1 Bowl (1/2 of medium size cabbage)
Capsicum : 1
To Grind :
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Tamarind pulp : 1 Tablespoon
Rasam Powder : 2 Tablespoons
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Seasoning : And Adding .
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Ingh/Asafoetida : A pinch
Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required

Method :

1. Wash and soak whole moong and moth bean for 5 to 6 hours or over night.
2. Wash and pressure cook, moth bean, whole moong and toor dal for 8 to 10 minutes.
3. Wash and cut cabbage and capsicum into thin pieces.

4. Rinse tamarind ( a small marble size) and soak in hot water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp. Keep the pulp aside.
5. Grate coconut and grind it with 1/2 teaspoon of jeera, tamarind pulp and rasam powder.

6. Use required water to grind and remove the ground mixture from the mixi jar.


7. Keep a big pan on the fire and put cut cabbage and capsicum.
8. Let it cook till soft. Add required water. (Around 3 to 4 minutes). Add cooked pulses.

9. Add required salt, a pinch of turmeric powder. Add ground coconut mixture.
10. Mix it nicely and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

11. Shift the ready curry to a serving bowl.
12. Prepare seasoning with a teaspoon of oil, mustard seeds, ingh/Asafoetida and curry leaves.
13. Add the ready seasoning and cut coriander leaves.
14. Serve with the main dish you have prepared.

Note :

Soaking pulses (whole moong + moth bean) helps to cook the pods nicely and quickly. You can cook cabbage and capsicum separately and then add it to the cooked pulses mixture. It saves the time. Adding any brand of rasam powder is optional. I have used " MTR Rasam Powder " since it suits to Udupi style curry. Adding garlic/onion is optional. Adding a tablespoon of ghee to the curry just before serving adds to the taste. Adding 1/2 teaspoon of jeera helps to easy digestion. Use of home made rasam is the best.
Dry fry /or use very little oil.
Fry 1/4 Teaspoon of methi seeds and let it turn slightly golden brown. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of coriander seeds, 4 to 5 red chilly (byadagi menasu), and fry till coriander seeds turn slightly brown.
Put off the fire and then add jeera and mix it nicely and allow it to cool. Then grind it with coconut. It adds fresh aroma to the curry.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Red Rice -Whole Moong Kichidi

Red Rice - Whole Moong Kichidi is a main dish. When you are in a hurry or you are running out of time and as a healthy dish, you can prepare Red Rice -  Whole Moong Kichidi. You can have them for breakfast, lunch or for dinner. It is a complete meal with carbohydrates and proteins.

North Karntaka and Maharastra side they use whole moong instead of moong dal in the Kichidi. We, the south Indians use moong dal in pogal. This particular Kichidi contains whole moong, mong dal, Red rice (Organic) and other simple spices like green chilly, pepper, ginger and curry leaves.

Some benefits of using whole Moong in our diet are,
Whoe Moong is loaded with goodies. It is rich in Vitamin A, B, C and E. They are rich in many minerals including iron, calcium and potassium and full of protein. It helps to lower the high cholesterol level in the blood system. Regular intake of Green Moong reduces bad cholesterol and improve the flexibility of arteries and veins. It also regulates the blood pressure. Green Moong is full of complex carbohydrates and full of fiber and helps in digestion. It also stabilizes blood sugar and controls its sudden rise after meal. It helps to keep the energy at a balanced level. Green Moong can be highly beneficial for people having a high blood sugar level.

Here is a recipe of Red Rice and Whole Moong kichidi,  which is loaded with minerals, vitamins and a healthy dish. I am sure all age group people will definitely love this dish.

Things Needed :

Red Rice :  1 1/2  Cups
Whole Moong : 1/2  Cup
Moong Dal : 1/2 Cup
Green Chilly : 2
Pepper : 5 to ^ Pods
Ginger : 1 Tablespoon
Ghee : 3 Tablespoons
Coconut : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : To taste
Jeera : 1 Teaspoon
Ingh (Asafoetida) : a pinch
Lemon : 1 lemon juice
Water : Required
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons

Method :


1. Wash and cook rice and whole moong and moong dal separately . (Pressure cook them for 7 to 8 minutes).

2. Wash and cut green chilly, grate coconut, ginger and keep it aside.Crush pepper pods.

3. Now keep a big pan on the fire. Put 1 Tablespoon of ghee 
4. Put Jeera and crushed pepper.

5. Add cut green chilly and fry until jeera turn slightly brown. Add curry leaves.
6. Add cooked rice, whole moong and moong dal. Mix it nicely. Add required water.

7. Add salt and ingh, ginger. Let it boil nicely for 2 to 3 minutes.

8. Put off the gas. Add lemon juice and mix it nicely. Add fresh grated coconut and remaining ghee.
9. Mix it well and shift the Kichidi to a serving bowl. Add coriander leaves.

    Shift it to the serving dish .

10. Serve  Hot Red Rice Whole Moong kichidi with roasted Papad, pickle and a piece of onion.

 Note :

You can use the Whole moong instead of using moongdal. Using coconut, more or less ghee and chilly are optional. You can add fried onions to the kichidi. It taste different. Use red rice or white rice  according to your choice. Using red rice is good for health since it contains fiber. Make use of less spice for the good health.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 5


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