Monday, May 3, 2010

Surti Mag

A simple mung beans dish from Surat, tastes good as a snack all by itself.

Surti Mag
Ingredients

1 cup moong beans, soaked for 8 hrs
salt to taste

Tempering
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp chopped garlic

Garnish (optional)
1 tbsp minced onion
1 - 2 green chilies, minced
or
1 tsp Gujarati sambhaar/Pickle masala
1 tsp raw peanut oil

Suggested accompaniment
Chokha na rotla
or
bhakri

Method
1. Pressure cook maung beans and set aside to cool down completely.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the tempering ingredients. Fry till garlic is golden brown.
3. Add cooked beans along with cooking liquid and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes or till all the liquid is evaporated.
4. Just before serving, add some garnish in the individual servings.

Note
1. Though it's not necessary, I use mung sprouts (instead of just soaked mung beans) for this recipe.

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