Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lahsun Wala Mung (Garlicky Mung Bean Curry)

Kid's schools has begun in full steam and both of them are neck deep in all the related activities. So begins the What to fill in the school-box dilemma. I am sure, many of you would have the same issues as to what would keep the lil tummies happy ! More than ever, I feel the need of filling their bellies with healthy dishes that's not only tasty but satiating too. Make no mistakes, the kids are not too enthusiastic about repeating dishes. Of course they would sportingly finish the lunch (most of the times !) I so look forward to my daughter coming back from school twittering excitedly about how the dish was and whooping with joy. And this motivates me to put different yet healthy dishes in to her platter. 


 For this month's Blog Hop Wednesday, I am paired with Jagruti. Her culinary adventures are etched in Jagruti's Cooking Odeyssey. You can see the passion behind her posts and the recipes catering to a global appetite were a visual treat. I  loved this recipe of Mung Beans as it had no onions but played heavily on the garlic flavour. Green Mung Beans fit the bill perfectly when it comes to the health quotient. And cooked right it tastes wonderful too.



What's in it :-


Here's How :-

Rinse the lentils well and pressure cook (up to 5 or 6 whistles) with adequate water.Grind chillis, garlic and ginger along with tomatoes to a fine paste.

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan, tip in the oil and as it warms up let the mustard seeds crackle. Add curry leaves and kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves) and fry for few seconds. The divine aroma of the dried herbs just lights up the hearth.

Add the ground paste and let it simmer for a while. Add the entire spice mix along with salt. Cook till the rawness of the spice evaporates and the mix starts leaving sides of the pan. Now add boiled lentils and mix very well. Add 1/2 - 1 cup of water.

Simmer till the gravy attains the desired consistency. Add little water if the mix becomes  too thick. Turn off heat.  Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve with hot steamy rice, roti and papad.



It's also off to Kalyani's Magic Mingle # 7
  

31 comments:

  1. Wow, delicious dish dear....would love to join you!

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  2. Awesome and delicious!

    Best,
    Sihi

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  3. Looks delicious whole moong dal..... nice blog and recipes .happy to follow u.. do visit my space in your free time..

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  4. Wow it looks awesome and delicious.

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  5. Delicious and flavorful curry...

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  6. flavoured delicious interesting recipe...

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  7. Nice n delicious dal..looks yummm

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  8. Wow love that serving bowl, wat a super flavourful dal.

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  9. Well prepared and well captured as well that it makes my mouth water.

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  10. Yummy ..bookmarking this..Came out fab

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  11. Delicious looking bowl of dal and rotis :-)Looks so creamy.

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  12. lovely and delicious moong beans curry.

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  13. Love the garlicky flavor in Moong...like the way you presented it in a traditional uruli

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  14. Garlicky moong looks so tasty..lovely pics, they are favourite among the JCO's readers :-)

    Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

    Grind your cooking Masala

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  15. That looks so delicious ! I want to jump through the picture and eat it all by myself

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  16. ആശംസകള്‍............... ബ്ലോഗില്‍ പുതിയ പോസ്റ്റ്‌...... സംസ്ഥാന ചലച്ചിത്ര അവാര്‍ഡു........ വായിക്കണേ.........

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  17. Ahh I just got tempted by the look of this curry ... i love Moong .. will soak it for tomorrow now :P

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  18. priya what an amazing photo that is... and will try this asap

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  19. hi there... i love moong but dinno anything to make of it apart from the normal curry... tried this the other night with chappathis and it was yum... will keep making it again... :)

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  20. This is a quick curry... I love garlicky flavour.. i make moong curry quite often will try this version next time.

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  21. This looks yummy! I love garlic in my food and I absolutely adore it in my lentils. The sound of this mung curry is making my mouth water!

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  22. Love anything that is super garlicky. And this sounds quite healthy too!

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  23. I am feel like gobbling it.... Love the name too.... Happy to follow u...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  24. Anything garlic is right up my street ... this dal and the tadka look perfect! YUM!

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  25. love the garlic flavour in this...i normally make moong with cocnut in it... this is a good recipe..
    same pinch.. i have that same white plate;)

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  26. I really like this way of cooking it. Will try it. Thanks!

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