Saturday, October 12, 2013



Sprouted Moong Usli is a dish made of sprouted green gram (whole or 'sabut' moong)  which is both tasty and nutritious. We call this "Kirlayil Moogha Usli" in my mother tongue, Konkani.

It is easy to make and is served as a snack.

  • Sprouted Moong (Green Gram) , 3 cups
  • Mustard Seeds, 1 tsp
  • Black Gram Dal, 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Hing (Asafoetida), a big pinch
  • Green Chillies, chopped, 3-4
  • Curry Leaves, 2 sprigs
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Freshly grated Coconut, 2-3 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves, chopped, 2 tbsp
  • Juice of a lemon 

Soak the moong overnight for 8-10 hours. Drain the water fully the next day and tie the moong beans in a wet muslin cloth and allow them to sprout.

 Cook the sprouted moong in water, adding a little salt to prevent it from getting overcooked. Drain the water completely and de-skin the moong. (If you wish, you can collect the water in which the moong was cooked and use it separately for soup or curries.)
In a thick-bottomed kadai, add a little oil and when it is hot, add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add black gram dal and when it changes colour, add cumin seeds, hing, chopped green chillies and curry leaves.
Next add the cooked moong. Check to see if more salt is required.
Finally add the grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.
Add the juice of a lemon.
Mix well and serve.

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