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Muga Kaate (Mung Sprouts Curry)

Muga Kaate Ambat
A Konkani coconut curry with whole Mung sprouts.

Mung Bean/Whole Green Gram - 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut - about 1 cup
Thin Coconut Slices - about 1/4 cup
Green Chillies - 2
Coriander Seeds/Dhane - 1 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies - 4 (Byadagi Variety)
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/8 tsp
Tamarind/Chinch - small piece
Curry Leaves/Kadipata - a sprig
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/4 tsp

1. Soak Mung Beans for 5 - 6 hours.  Drain the water and keep it covered overnight to get sprouts.  Alternately, you can tie the soaked mung in a cloth and keep it overnight. 
konkani Muga Kaate
2. Wash the sprouts.  Cook the sprouts and coconut slices in about 2 cups water till soft.
3. Wash the curry leaves and pat them dry.  Slit the green chillies lengthwise. 
4. Roast the coriander seeds and red chillies with little oil, till the coriander seeds slightly darken.
5. Grind grated coconut, roasted coriander seeds, roasted red chillies, tamarind, to a fine or slightly coarse paste.  You can also add 1 - 2 tbsp cooked mung sprouts to thicken the gravy, I did not . 
6. Heat about 1 tsp oil in a kadhai/wok.  Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.  When mustard seeds pop, add ground paste, cooked mung sprouts, green chillies, turmeric and salt.  
7. Cook till you get the desired consistency.  Serve Muga Kaati with steamed rice or chapati.


  1. wow nice moong it...we call it mugga ghati...nice tempting pics...

  2. i love sprouts..curry looks so creamy and yummy!!

  3. I love coconut and I love there is no reason that I wouldn't love this

  4. Healthy and such a nice recipe too...thanks for sharing uma

  5. Wooow,,Looks creamy and rich with healthy sprouted mung dhal,,,i like ur version of mung curry with coconut.Sure will try ur version of healthy mung dhal curry once.thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep on smiling.

  6. that looks to be a delicious curry..yummy

  7. Moong curry looks yummy and healthy

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  9. Tempting moong curry, I love to have it with white rice !!


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