Monday, December 14, 2009

Healthy Green gram sabzi with Ash Gourd (Pushinika/Winter Melon)


Green gram is a healthy diet be it sprout or simple dal or prepared as sabzi.  This is a quick-make sabzi as there is no need of hours of soaking.  It has a simple yet rich taste of its own which enhances the dish you make.  This recipe is prepared at home at least once a month as it is stored for a rainy day when either I am exhausted of vegetables or there is time constraint :):) 

Ingredients:
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)

13 comments:

  1. Simple and easy preparation....looks tasty :)

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  2. looks so simple and interesting!!!...yummy...tempting pic!

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  3. Looks very delicious and mouth watering.

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  4. love mung...tastes great with chapati..

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  5. Interesting combo...This will go well with some hot rotis...:-)

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  6. hey nice sabzi...luks yummy and very healthy too

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  7. What an easy and yummy dish! I LOVE all the ingredients, YUM!

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  8. this is food to die for .. or better yet... food to kill for and eat it all up..... u are great and so is your recipe.. thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Healthy indeed! I like to use a lot of soaked green gram at any given opportunity since it is filled with proteins as I hear...

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