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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Moong (Green gram) Pulav

Moong (Green gram) is a regular member of my grocery as its loaded with goodies …being rich in Vitamin A ,B,C & E…helps in weight loss & is good for heart.

This recipe reminds me of the days when I was newly wed and would always bug my mom for easy to do recipes to impress my hubby….further it also helps me for quick lunch box packing…..with only few ingredients its very easy to cook ….
So here it is from my Grand Veg Kitchen….

Moong (Green gram) Pulav

1 Cup –Rice (Basmati/Sona masuri)

1/2 Cup - Moong (Green gram)

2 -3 Green Chilies
5 cloves of Garlic

1/2 inch Ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds

1 Big Onion –Thinly sliced lengthwise
2 Tbsp –Oil

1/2 tsp – Garam Masala
Salt to taste

Coriander leaves for Garnish

Soak Moong (Green gram) overnight or for 8 hours.

After the soaking is done drain the water completely using a strainer.

Soak rice for 15 minutes and drain the water completely.
In a cooker add two cups of water and bring it to a boil. Add two drops of oil so when the rice is cooked its separated by each grain. Now add drained rice and Moong (Green gram).

Close the cooker lid and cook on medium flame for two whistles and low the flame and just keep for two minutes and turn off the flame. Allow the weight on the cooker to settle down.
Meanwhile grind together green chilies, ginger, garlic and cumin seeds to a coarse paste.

In a thick bottomed pan /kadai heat oil.
Add sliced onion and fry till pink. Next add the above made paste and sauté well on low flame till the raw smell of garlic vanishes.

Add salt and garam masala & mix well. Also add the cooked rice and Moong (Green gram) .Mix it with light hands and close the lid and cook on low flame for a minute and turn off the flame.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve it with raita /yogurt /dal or pickle!!