Monday, September 19, 2011

Green Moong Sabzi with Dates



Green Moong or Mung beans are nature’s best gift to mankind. Not only are they rich in proteins, but are high in dietary fiber too. They are easily digestible and hence easy on the system. Sprouted moong are rich in vitamins A, B, C and E and they are also an excellent source of minerals like Calcium, Iron and potassium.

I make green moong sabzi atleast once in 10 days keeping in mind its health benefits. Today’s recipe is a quick and easy one that goes well with rotis and parathas. I generally make it by simply sautéing chopped onions and tomatoes with spice powders and adding the cooked moong. This recipe is slightly different. It makes use of dates and fresh coriander leaves. I simply loved the aroma that came wafting through while I was cooking this. The taste was an aromatic blend of sweet, spicy and tangy flavors.

This is my SIL’s recipe who herself is a great cook. Thanks dear.

Serves: 3

What you’ll need:

1.       ½ cup of Moong
2.       Onion – 2 Medium
3.       Tomato – 4 Medium
4.       Turmeric Powder – a pinch
5.       Salt to taste
6.       Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
7.       Oil – 2 tsps

For Grinding

1.       Fresh Coriander Leaves – 1 Medium Bunch
2.       Dates – 3- 4 (I used black dates)
3.       Green chillies – 2
4.       Ginger – a small piece



Method

Wash and soak green moong for about 30 minutes. Discard the water used for soaking, wash again add enough water and cook the green moong in a pressure cooker for about 3 to 4 whistles.

Finely chop onions. Roughly chop tomatoes and blend in a mixer. Grind all the items mentioned under For Grinding into a fine paste using very little water.

Heat a Kadai, with oil. Add the cumin seeds and wait till it changes color. Next add the chopped onions and sauté till the onions brown. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and sauté. Next pour the tomato puree and fry well, till all the moisture is dried up. Now add the ground coriander and dates paste. Fry for about 2 to 3 minutes or till everything becomes as a whole mass. Now add the cooked moong and salt to taste. Give a good mix. Add about 1 cup of water. (Add more if required). Bring to a boil and cook covered on low heat for about 5 minutes.



That’s it, delicious Moong sabzi is ready to be served with rotis or parathas.

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38 comments:

Radhika said...

Love the presentation Kaveri. Very healthy and provides the vegetarians the daily dose of proteins.

khushi said...

nice vegetarian recipe.....congrats for the awards and thanks a lot for passing them to me :)
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Nandini said...

That's a bowl full of healthy-ness and nutritious! Great dish!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Congrats on ur awards dear and thank u so much for passing it to me...Delicious sabzi,luks yum...

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One of our favourites too.
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Biny Anoop said...

congrats ....i love this post both protein and iron 2 gether nice combo

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow love the colour you have got,perfect! Unique ingredient dates too!

hemalata said...

Delicious and healthy combo and congrats on your awards.

julie said...

Congrats on your awards ..lovely innovative recipe..

aipi said...

How unique, dates n lentils is such an interesting combo.I wonder what the taste would be like, you got me curious here!
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Priti said...

That's a unusual combo ...healthy n delicious ...Congrats on your awards

Priya said...

Wow thats an interesting and fabulous combo..congrats on ur awards Kaveri..

Nisha said...

Congrats

Thats an interesting combo

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy yummy looking recipe...adding dates is very new to me...
Congrats dear on the awards..:)

Pushpa said...

Congrats on the awards Kaveri and thanks for the same.Addition of dates is new and delicious.

schmetterlingwords said...

Moong Dal with dates is a unique combo. Never thought of this. The combined health benefits are many. Thanks the lovely recipe. And, congrats on your awards :)

Ramya said...

what a unique and healthy combo

Suja said...

Unique recipe,healthy and delicious..Congrats on your awards dear and thanks for sharing with me too..so sweet of you,hugs:)

Sobha Shyam said...

lovely and interesting recipe, will love to try it out, adding dates is so new to me..Congrats on ur awards..

Swathi said...

Green moong sabzi looks awesome. love the sweetness of dates in there. congrats on your awards. Thanks for sharing the awards with me. I am honored.

Uma said...

Looks very pleasant... How uniquely you added the dates for grinding!!!Yummmyyyy

Cheers,
Uma

Vidhya said...

The dates and moong sounds like a wonderful combo.I love curries that have a little sweetness to it.Congrats on the many awards and thanks a lot for passing those to me.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats on your awards Dal looks simply delicious and inviting.

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Chandrani said...

Wow!! dal looks awesone and healthy. Congrats on your award.

Purabi Naha said...

Loved the presentation. This recipe is so healthy and yummy! Thanks for sharing this!
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Shanthi said...

Well presented witha unique combo of ingredients

Prathima Rao said...

With dates??? Wow...This is packed with proteins & nutrients!!! Bookmarking this delicious gravy with a medley of flavors :)) Congrats on ur well deserved awards., All your recipes are easy to make & yet unique & have a new & innovative ingredient..And thx for sharing them with me too..:)
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Chandrani said...

Plz stop over to collect your awards dear..:)
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Jay said...

delicious combo...just love it..:)
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ANU said...

combination is very new ..looks awesomely yummy...

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Tina said...

Lovely combo..sounds healthy and delicious...

Prathima Shivraj said...

Congrats on your awards, recipe sounds healthy and flavorful.

Suchi said...

lovely dal and good clicks!

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thanks for the entry...can you also email the details...you can check the event announcement on what info to send

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divya said...

That looks superb, wud make a lovely combo with Rice..Slurp!!

SouthIndianHome said...

Healthy and delicious dish.Lovely color

Now Serving said...

I love the addition of dates - bookmarking this delicious recipe :)

Shobana Karthik said...

i have made this subzi many times and it has become a standard moong dal recipe. thanks to your sil and urself for having posted the recipe. i am getting the dense flavors of the coriander leaves as i am typing this comment.

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