Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fangavela Mag (Sprouted Moong beans)

The moong beans were staring at me from the pantry for a long time. But I had very specific plans with these... I wanted to sprout these to make one of my most favorite dishes, sprouted moong seasoned with garlic, cumin and lemon. Its a simple preparation but tastes really great.

Ingredients:

1 cup moong 
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
1/4 teaspoon raee (mustard seeds)
Pinch hing (asafoetida)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dhania-jeera powder (cumin coriander)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Salt
Lemon
Coriander for garnish (I didn't have any so I skipped it)

To sprout the moong:

Soak the moong in about 2 cups water overnight. The next morning, drain most of the water and cover with a moist cloth or thick kitchen towels like viva or bounty. Then depending upon the temperature of room, the amount of sprout length wanted, keep the covered for 24 to 48 hours. Here are my pictures as the moong sprouted, 12 hours, 24 hours and 48 hours. You can store it in the refrigerator for upto a week in an airtight container. 
To make the moong:

Microwave the moong on high for about 5-8 minutes on high till they are cooked. Heat oil in a wok, add hing, jeera and raee. When they start to splutter, add the garlic. Saute for a minute and add the moong to it. Add the spices and the salt and stir well. Cook for a minute. Just before serving add the sugar. Add the coriander and serve hot with a squirt of lemon.

Serving suggestions:
Serve it with kadhi and rice - yum!!
Can also be eaten as a bhel, add some chopped onions, date and tamarind chutney and sev.

23 comments:

VineelaSiva said...

Wow the sprouted moongdal looks awesome.I used to add the finely chopped onions.It gives nice taste.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow CF, they are lovely looking and I would love them as a snack than with roti/rice :)

Kiran said...

Wow nice pictures of the moong sprouts with time line.Moong sprouts curry looks very delicious.Very tempting pic.Looks like we can have it as a snack.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

What a lovely dish made with homemade sprouts. I love it! Bookmarking this!

Srimathi said...

I have tasted a similar side dish, but the green beans were not sprouted.This one must taste better.

divya said...

Very healthy and interesting recipe.thanks for sharing such a nice recipe.

Suhaina said...

Very healthy and nutritive. Never thought of cooking like this before. tHANKS For sharing the recipe dear.

Priya said...

Just love any sprouted beans, moong beans looks turly delicious and healthy..

Sushma Mallya said...

So healthy & delicious..

Meena said...

lovely dish...very healthy too...loved the collection of recipes you have here...am following you!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy recipe dear...
Thx. for sharing :-)

Rachana Kothari said...

The recipe is quick to make and tastes delicious and healthy too...What more can one ask....

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very healthy recipe,a quickie too. Loved the clicks and the color too.

SS said...

hey nice one..i am always ready to eat sprouts..:)

Hari Chandana said...

Looks awesome... :)

J said...

healthy and delicious..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

lovely dish...great color/nutritious and healthy...love any kind of sprouts.i add some carrot/onion/tomato/yoghurt on top..with chat masala powder...

SS said...

Hey.. simple and healthy.. looks great!

Malar Gandhi said...

Very healthy salad, looks delish.

Suman Singh said...

hey, thanks for dropping by n for your lovely comment at my blog...apprecitated.. that reminds me even i have some moong beans left in my pantry..hv to use it...hmm...i make sprout beans fry sometimes but never used microwave in the process...nice idea... thanks for sharing...hope to see you often at my place...tk care!

Michele said...

I've never had these but I love most beans. Very interesting post!!

arian 6:15 said...

Hey Purvi,
I have soaked the staring Mung beans :D and ready to make it in 24 hrs. But I don't have microwave or oven, so can I just boil for few minutes or it needs to be thoroughly cooked ??

Cooking Foodie said...

@ arian: These are eaten raw as well so even if u cook it for a few minutes it will be fine. Season it, add some water and cover and cook in the steam generated on med-low heat. 15-20 mins should be enough..

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