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How to make Nilgiri Moong Ka Korma - Green gram cooked with aromatic spices and yogurt.

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This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Maa ki Dal.

Main Ingredients : Whole Moong, Fresh Coconut (ताज़ा नारियल)

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Nilgiri Moong Ka Korma
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The highly developed and sensitive palates of the Tamilians are well chronicled in the Sangam classics. They believe that food should ideally cater to all the six tastes - bitter, pungent, sweet, salty, sour and astringent.
Tamil Nadu has a wide variety of delicious food both for the vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarians, though most of it is made of grains, lentils, rice and vegetables. Spices are added to give a distinctive taste. Rice has been the staple diet of the Tamilians, an inculcated habit, due to the large-scale cultivation of the crop in the state.
Chettinad cuisine, a speciality in Tamil Nadu, is famous for its hot and spicy non-vegetarian food.   A part of the Mudaliar community is non-vegetarians and its cuisine is delightfully spicy without being too hot. Wet masalas are generally used, the main ingredients being fresh coconut paste and ground ginger-garlic.

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Spicy Lobia, Methi Chole, Baked Vegetable Florentine, Chapati Masala Noodles.

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Nilgiri Moong Ka Korma
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Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Nilgiri Moong Ka Korma Recipe

  • Whole Moong soaked and blanched with salt and turmeric powder 2 cups

  • Fresh Coconut

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 6-8 cloves

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 1 tablespoon

  • Onions grated 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1 cup

  • Green chillies ground to paste 2-3

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coconut grated 1 cup

  • Yogurt 3-4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 tablespoon

Method

Step 1

Heat 2-3 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and coriander seeds and sauté for 1 minute.Add ginger and garlic and sauté till garlic is light brown.

Step 2

Add poppy seeds and sauté for 2 minutes. Add onion, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes

Step 3

Roughly chop fresh coriander leaves.Add ground chillies, turmeric powder, chopped fresh coriander and coconut, mix well and cook for 1 minute.

Step 4

Transfer into a grinder jar and add yogurt. Grind into a smooth paste with sufficient water.

Step 5

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan. Add ground paste and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Add green gram, salt and garam masala powder. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Add 2-3 cups water, stir to mix and bring to a boil. Serve hot.

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