How to make Moongachi Amti -

Healthy green gram curry with coconut, ideal accompaniment with steamed rice

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Sprouted moong (अंकुरित मूंग), Coconut (नारियल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Moongachi Amti

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Moongachi Amti Recipe

  • Sprouted moong 1 cup

  • Coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1/2 inch piece

  • Green chilli roughly chopped 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves roughly chopped 1/2 cup

  • Garlic 2 cloves

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Kokum petals 2

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Grind half the onions with ginger, green chilli, coriander leaves, garlic and coconut to fine paste with sufficient water.

Step 2

Add the paste to the moong, with turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder.

Step 3

Mix and set aside. Heat oil in a non stick pan and add mustard seeds.

Step 4

Once they splutter, add cumin seeds, and asafoetida and sauté till fragrant.

Step 5

Add the moong mixture and sauté for five to seven minutes.

Step 6

Add one and half cups of water, salt, cover and cook till moong is completely cooked.

Step 7

Add kokum petals, jaggery and mix well. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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