How to Make Sprouted Mung Curry – Indian Recipe
Recipe type: Curries
Sprouted Mung ( Moong) Curry is such a simple and easy to make recipe with a wonderful, unique Coconut flavor. This Konkani (region in India) dish is one that you will remember for a long time.
- Mung beans – 1 cup (dry)= 4 cups (sprouted)
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
- Fenugreek Seeds – ½ tsp
- Peppercorns – 20 or to taste
- Coriander Seeds – 2 tbsp
- Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
- Dry Red Chili – 5 or to taste
- Shredded Coconut – 1 cup
- Asafoetida – 1 pinch
- Onion – 1 med, chopped
- Tomatoes – 2 med, chopped
- Water – 2.5 cups (approx)
- Curry Leaves – few
- Salt – to taste
- Cilantro – for garnish
- Lime/Lemon Juice – to taste
- Heat 1 tsp of the Oil in a skillet on medium heat.
- Add in the Mustard Seeds and allow them to pop.
- Add in the Fenugreek seeds, Peppercorn and the Coriander Seeds.
- Give it a 30-40 second roast and add in the Dry Red Chilies.
- Constantly stir and cook till the spices give out a nice aroma AND the Chilies turn a darker color.
- Add in the Shredded Coconut and keep stirring till the Coconut dries up.
- Put all of the above in the blender and keep aside.
- In the same pan/skillet, pour the balance of the Oil. Allow it to heat up.
- Add in the Asafoetida and the Turmeric Powder and then the Onions.
- Cook till the Onions turn golden.
- Combine this in the blender with Coconut mixture.
- Blend while pouring in the Water little at a time to make a smooth paste.
- In a pressure cooker, add in the Sprouted Mung, Ground Coconut/Onion Mixture, balance of the Water, Curry Leaves, Salt and Tomatoes. Mix well.
- Close Cooker and allow it to whistle 1 time.
- Carefully release the pressure from the pressure cooker after 2-3 minutes by running cold water over the lid (in the sink) to avoid over-cooking.
- Garnish with Lemon/Lime Juice and Cilantro and it is ready to serve.
- Serve hot with Rice or Chapatis (We love to eat it by itself!) Serves 6-8.
1. Use desiccated Coconut if fresh is not available. 2. Don’t have a Pressure Cooker? No problem! Cook in a pan/pot for just a little longer time.