Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mooga Usli

My grandmother used to make this simple moong stir fry. Since turmeric powder is not added, it has a light greenish hue. Serve it as an accompaniment with dalitauy and rice or serve it as a snack all by itself.

Mooga Usli
Moong sprouts stir fry
2 cups Moong sprouts
salt to taste

1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 red chili, broken
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 sprig curry leaves, torn

1 tbsp fresh coconut


1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add all the ingredients for tempering.

2. As the seeds splutter, add the moong sprouts. Saute for 1 minute.

3. Add 1/4 cup water. As the water boils, switch the gas to low.

4. Cover and let it cook for about 15 minutes or till the sprouts are cooked. Check in between and add more water if necessary. Do not let it burn.

5. Add salt and coconut. Simmer till all the water is evaporated.

Note -

1. Serve with a lemon wedge on side.


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