Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Moogachi Kachchi amti



Mom makes this delicious curry called "Kachchi" AamTi. Actually, "Kachchi" means raw in Marathi, but this curry is not "raw" per se. Since no masala or coconut or spices are roasted for making this curry, it is referred to as "Kachchi".

Moogachi Kachchi Aamti
Moong Sprouts Curry
Ingredients

2 1/2 cup moong sprouts or 1 cup moong beans, soaked and sprouted as here
1/2 tbsp jaggery or to taste
salt to taste
1/2 tsp chili powder
3 kokums, rinsed

Whisk till no lumps
1 tbsp besan/chickpea flour
1 cup water

Tempering
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 sprig curry leaves, torn
2 tsp Goda Masala

Garnish
1 tbso fresh coconut
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped

Method
1. Pressure cook moong sprouts making sure they do not turn into a mush. Set aside to cool down.
2. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves. When they splutter, add goda masala. Saute for 30 seconds.
3. Add cooked moong along with its cooking liquid, chili powder, jaggery, salt & kokums.  Add more water as needed to get the curry like consistency. Bring to boil.
4. Switch gas to low. Add besan & water mixture in a single stream while stirring  with other hand. This acts as a thickener. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
5. Stir in coconut and cilantro.

Note -
1. Besan and water acts as a thickener. Adjust per desired consistency of the gravy.

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