Monday, December 14, 2009
Green gram (whole Moong) - 1 cup
Ash gourd (Pusinika)- 1 cup (cut into small cubes)
Onion - 1 big
Tomato - 1 big
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped
Pressure cook the green gram with salt and keep it aside. Cut the ash gourd into small cubes and cook with salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder in minimum water. Take oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When it splutters, add curry leaves, turmeric powder and chilly powder in low flame. Within seconds of adding these, add onions and stir for few minutes till it becomes soft. Now add the chopped tomatoes and keep stirring till oil leaves the pan. Slightly mash the cooked green gram and add it alongwith the cooked ash gourd. Do not add water. Let it boil for at least 5 minutes. Check for salt. Add finely chopped coriander leaves.
Yummy, healthy green gram sabji is ready to be had with either rice or rotis.
'You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients. Julia Child' - US cook & cookbook author (1912 - 2004)