Green Moong or Mung beans are nature’s best gift to mankind. Not only are they rich in proteins, but are high in dietary fiber too. They are easily digestible and hence easy on the system. Sprouted moong are rich in vitamins A, B, C and E and they are also an excellent source of minerals like Calcium, Iron and potassium.
I make green moong sabzi atleast once in 10 days keeping in mind its health benefits. Today’s recipe is a quick and easy one that goes well with rotis and parathas. I generally make it by simply sautéing chopped onions and tomatoes with spice powders and adding the cooked moong. This recipe is slightly different. It makes use of dates and fresh coriander leaves. I simply loved the aroma that came wafting through while I was cooking this. The taste was an aromatic blend of sweet, spicy and tangy flavors.
This is my SIL’s recipe who herself is a great cook. Thanks dear.
What you’ll need:
1. ½ cup of Moong
2. Onion – 2 Medium
3. Tomato – 4 Medium
4. Turmeric Powder – a pinch
5. Salt to taste
6. Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
7. Oil – 2 tsps
1. Fresh Coriander Leaves – 1 Medium Bunch
2. Dates – 3- 4 (I used black dates)
3. Green chillies – 2
4. Ginger – a small piece
Wash and soak green moong for about 30 minutes. Discard the water used for soaking, wash again add enough water and cook the green moong in a pressure cooker for about 3 to 4 whistles.
Finely chop onions. Roughly chop tomatoes and blend in a mixer. Grind all the items mentioned under For Grinding into a fine paste using very little water.
Heat a Kadai, with oil. Add the cumin seeds and wait till it changes color. Next add the chopped onions and sauté till the onions brown. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and sauté. Next pour the tomato puree and fry well, till all the moisture is dried up. Now add the ground coriander and dates paste. Fry for about 2 to 3 minutes or till everything becomes as a whole mass. Now add the cooked moong and salt to taste. Give a good mix. Add about 1 cup of water. (Add more if required). Bring to a boil and cook covered on low heat for about 5 minutes.
That’s it, delicious Moong sabzi is ready to be served with rotis or parathas.
Linking this recipe to Life is green hosted by Shilpa, HealthyLunch Box Ideas – Dates hosted by Arthi
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