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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Green gram Sabji / Pacha payiru Masala

Green gram, also known as the mung bean, is a small round bean similar in shape to the field pea. People in the U.S. primarily eat green gram as a sprout, and as a bean it cooks up fast and has a sweet flavor. With its high fiber and nutrient content, it offers a number of health benefits.

Helps With Weight Control


Lowers Blood Pressure


Lean Source of Protein


Nonmeat Source of Iron


A Sabji that can be relished with chapathies, rotis, dosa and even bread. This aromatic sabji is very nutritious and can be had just like that. This curry is made by cooking in onion and tomato base gravy.It can be had once a week.




Ingredients:


  • Green gram - 1 bowl soaked
  • Onions - 2
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Green chilly - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Channa masala powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Oil
  • Water

Method:

  • Soak the green gram overnight or for 6 hours and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  • Heat a pan, add oil and season cumin seeds.
  • Add Green chillies and chopped onions into juliennes. Add ginger garlic paste.
  • Fry till golden brown. Add chopped tomatoes or tomato puree. Stir it well.
  • Add the boiled Green gram and salt.
  • Add the Channa masala powder and the required water, stir well.
  • Close and cook it for 10 mins.
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves.

Serve it hot with chapathies or Dosais. Delicious and nutritous!




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